Field of Dreams

Sometimes things don’t seem to be going so well. Maybe it’s a COVID outbreak in your local schools, and the health authorities response seems tepid. Or perhaps there isn’t much action at the climate change summit in Glasgow. Or maybe there are challenges in a marriage, or issues with parenting.

Perhaps you are in a funk, avoiding friends, and feeling burned out. There’s little motivation to go jogging or pursue your hobbies. I get it. Life can be hard.

At such times I like to retreat to the local baseball diamond with my son for some fungos, pitch-and-catch, and grounders.

Life is simpler there – make a good throw. Focus and catch that fly ball, swing and connect and get a double. Laughter, advocacy in motion, the power of sport, and of play. It can be a Zen experience – death averted for one more day.

The ball diamond
The bright lights

15 thoughts on “Field of Dreams

  1. Very nice. Love, Mom

    On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 5:13 PM Philip Lederer M.D. wrote:

    > Philip Lederer MD posted: ” Sometimes things don’t seem to be going so > well. Maybe it’s a COVID outbreak in your local schools, and the health > authorities response seems tepid. Or perhaps there isn’t much action at the > climate change summit in Glasgow. Or maybe there are challe” >

  2. We have a burnout / mental health epidemic among doctors, nurses, and other clinicians. We need a movement for #healthandhealing for the healers and patients – an urgent priority.

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