October 28, 2020

The Wounded Surgeon Plies the Steel…..T S ELIOT

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:25 am by Aleksan

One of the issues that my Jungian Analyst, Dr Lotte Rosenberg, brought up early in our work together in the early 70s, was the fact that I was both sick with a Neurogical disease but also a Doctor/Healer – she was fond of quoting these lines from TS Eliot

“The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer’s art
Resolving the enigma of the fever chart.
Our only health is the disease
If we obey the dying nurse
Whose constant care is not to please
But remind of our, and Adam’s curse,
And that, to be restored, our sickness must grow worse.
The whole earth is our hospital
Endowed by the ruined millionaire”

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