Sitting with clinical uncertainty is challenging. Embracing this ambiguity can lead to new understandings about our patients and their healing journeys.
This is a collage I made from “MaskLand.” Yes, it was lovely, but I cut it up. Why? During the early days of the pandemic, it felt like life as we knew it was upended, rearranged, juxtaposed into something familiar but unknown. Cutting up a painting takes courage, requires a leap of faith that something better will come and that a new vision will be revealed. The collage was born of uncertainty that led to something new, different, and beautiful.
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