Health and Healing

As I waited alone on the platform for the approaching train, tears welled up, compounded by years of solitude; the darkness and loss of my inner identity had invisibly built up over time. It was a hot summer day, and I held in my hand a homemade sign. In large block letters it said, “SEEKING HUMAN KINDNESS.”

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  1. 6 January 2021 Boston, Massachusetts

    Dear Phil:

    Thank you for posting/publishing/sharing this work. Your courage and strength give me hope. I am so sorry for your struggles, as I am for many others, including my 21-year-old daughter.

    Please know that I am routing for you and have experienced grace and love in your presence.

    Best,

    Gregory

    Gregory Melchor-Barz, Ph.D. Director and Professor Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music

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    From: Health and Healing Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:51 PM To: Melchor-Barz, Gregory Subject: [New post] Health and Healing Philip Lederer MD posted: ” As I waited alone on the platform for the approaching train, tears welled up, compounded by years of solitude; the darkness and loss of my inner identity had invisibly built up over time. It was a hot summer day, and I held in my hand a homemade sign. In”

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