From fearing death as a paediatric patient to confronting it as a training doctor
Life is continual creation, ie, the formation of new, higher forms … When existing forms are destroyed, this only means a new form is taking shape, invisible to us. We see what is outside us, but we don't see what is within us … A caterpillar sees itself shrivel up, but doesn't see the butterfly which flies out of it.1
- 1. Tolstoy L. Last steps: the late writings of Leo Tolstoy. London: Penguin Classics, 2009; p 374.
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