Soundings

An encounter with Reynard

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.686 (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:686
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

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    Home visits, within reason, remain a pleasant and sociable part of rural general practice. There is a daily closeness to nature, which I think our colleagues in the cities and towns miss out on; the sense of order, of renewal and change, of rhythm, that gift which, as C S Lewis observed, allows us to celebrate both the joys of newness and of familiarity at the same time. In the teeth of winter the snowdrops, then the crocuses; by March the daffodils; April ushers in the transient fragility of the cherry and magnolia blossoms; early May is the best time, meadows …

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