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Losing the moment

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3366
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    Life is tedious monotony interspersed with occasional memorable moments. My wife and I have never stood on the bow of a ship pretending to fly, nor have I wrapped my arm around her while making a clay pot on a potter’s wheel; but like everyone else I have my own memorable moments. Memorable moments are more frequent when we are young and are woven of optimism, recklessness, youthful invincibility, and an overwhelming sense of wellness—a sense more mental than physical. The rest of life is spent …

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