This patient was initially more sensitive than most people to my injections. She was quickly able to overcome this, and got a rebuilt shoulder for her effort. A sensitive physical therapist helped a great deal as well.

It is Springtime. New growth could still prove sensitive to more cold weather, but persistence will carry most new growth into the Summer. I liked these lines of poetry by Lidija Šimkutė:



first flicker of light

sun hides

its gold

in the trees


are the beginnings of things

I also like this tender, sensitive song, Winter’s Last Goodbye:

Each Spring we are gifted by three blossoming crab apple trees outside our office. The blossoms were again amazing, though their show was cut short by a brief hail storm.

Dr. Jonas Skardis