I have wanted to complete this post for almost one year now…. It reminded me when, this week, I had the true and very genuine pleasure to visit again with the man who shared with me the term “Interdigitate”. He is a physician of whom I have the most respect who shared his many years, well over 50, of practice with me. This man is kind and thoughtful in his care of explaining the things that matter the most, as well as how things interrelate. He used the term interdigitate, to describe the joining of things and people together. As he said this, he brought his hands together and crossed his fingers in alternating manners. I could see what he meant as so many things in medicine, as well as medicines themselves, work together, or they might not.
This made me think further in how we as humans connect with each other, or we don’t. These are choices in how we relate to each other. Do we want to be a part of ones life and their experiences? Do we genuinely share of ourselves in being a part of another’s life? I can only ascertain that it should be a responding “yes” when we are in servitude to others. In my field, of helping those with hearing, balance, and tinnitus needs, I am required and fully engaged in being a part of people’s lives. How can we not? If we are not, then why are we in this field….??