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The poet/surgeon George Bascom spoke for many of us when he wrote this short poem about attending a medical conference in Colorado ~ 3 decades ago:
Seminar at Breckenridge
The peaks are frozen gold
above the gritty streets. Boots
grate briskly on the way
to lectures about lungs.
The holy heights
cry down to use, but inside under tinted glass
we file like mourners
to the conference room.