When I accompanied this friend to a medical procedure as the "designated driver," I thought I knew what he meant after the procedure when he groggily referred to the "root canal as still hurting." What made the situation unusual: the attending nurse laughed.
What was I missing? And why wasn't the nurse taking his pain seriously?
|How often do we question "Something Unsaid"?|
(Photo Credit: Pickles, by Brian Crane - January 18, 2018)
Just before the procedure began, the medical professionals asked my friend the standard identity question: What is your full name and date of birth? Answering these correctly, they stated the procedure that would be performed. In mock surprise, he responded: "I didn't know I was coming in here for that, I thought I was here for a root canal?"
Apparently, it caught everyone off guard: silence; people stopped their preparations; followed by laughter. Even the doctor smiled!
|When do we realize "Something Missing"?|
(Photo Credit: Bullet in a Maelstrom, World Press)
I wonder how often we think we fully know our loved ones, friends and colleagues only to be surprised when new information is shared? Stories Shared and Stories Remembered may be different. In fact, there may even be Stories Missing!
|When do we experience "Something Whole"?|
Photo Credit: American Rivers)
- What is being said -- and -- what is unsaid?
- Am I missing important pieces of information?
- Can I explore or be open to new information with a sense of curiosity and wonder?
May we wait in anticipation this week, with a willingness to explore the New Chapters being written and revealed!