JEREMY NOBEL, M.D.
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Cover one eye.
How many fingers am I holding up?
Cover one ear.
Can you hear my watch ticking?
Can you hear me whisper?
Cover the other eye.
Cover the other ear.
Cover both eyes.
Can you see where you were born?
Can you see the love living things have for each other and for themselves.
Can you see whom you have to forgive?
Can you see that the colors in your world are your decisions to be too afraid?
Yes, they seem to be working.
Cover both ears.
Can you hear your loneliness?
Can you hear the
NOBEL J. Diagnosis of a Sadness at the Heart With Therapeutic Intent. Ann Intern Med. ;98:116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):116.
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