Soundings Soundings

Youthful aspirations

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7344.1045/a (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1045
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    On an unexpectedly free afternoon I set off on my bicycle through the unexplored lanes. It was a still, clear day, with a low, watery sun. After several miles I left the lane and entered some woods. Each ride looked the same under the trees and I quickly lost all sense of direction. When I emerged I was looking at a view I had not seen for 20 years. Caught in the horizontal sunlight on the other side of the steep …

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