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Soundings Soundings

Out of time

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:657
  1. Ricardo S Silva, psychiatrist
  1. São Paulo, Brazil.

    When I remember what my life was like 10 years ago, when I was beginning my training as a psychiatrist, the first things I miss aren't about age, fewer white hairs, or the blessed absence of a belly—no, there's a more subtle difference. Every memory of those years is filled with a sense of a paced leisure, a slower flux of events, deeper breaths loosely connected one to another—in other words, enough time.

    What happened to me after that …

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