This post could also be called, "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends".
It's been a tough couple of weeks. I am feeling rather disconnected from the world, living in a pseudo-reality of essay-writing-cramming-reading-sleeping-feeling-sorry-for-myself.
It is part of the challenges of living in a foreign country; not having the people, things, and rituals you normally revert to when things get tough. Granted I am blessed here with a slowly growing net of people willing to help hold me up, namely my boyfriend and some of my close classmates. A few days ago my good buds, Ryan and Mike showed up at the door with quite a surprise (you may remember Mike from his astounding artwork advertising my arctic nursing presentation in March).
It was the edible woman. If there is one fool proof way to impress me and make me laugh it is with chocolate (and simulated bowels made of glossetts and saran wrap, apparently).
I thought I should include a closer image to highlight the black lungs, heart, kidneys, gallbladder (green jellybean), bladder, thyroid, and 'corn' in small intestine. I think it was a most impressive artistic/comedic endeavor. And if this doesn't give some comfort to the general population that these are the doctors of tomorrow, I don't know what would.
It definitely made my week. Gnom, gnom, gnom...
I am lucky to have such a wonderful budding community of friends here, at home, and the virtual one of the blogosphere. Thank you for all the kind comments, emails, and edible presents lately! It means a lot.
She smilingly begins her Health Law and Ethics paper...
*With a nod to my first and maybe favorite Margaret Atwood novel, The Edible Woman.