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A Piece of My Mind
April 16, 2008


Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2008;299(15):1753-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.299.15.1753

The veil of clouds parted reluctantly as we made our final descent. Through some breaks in the overcast, the metropolis lights appeared like any other city’s, the landscape hardly distinguishable from where we had departed only 14 hours earlier. As the faint light of dawn began to filter through the palm trees piercing the skyline and travel-weary passengers started to chatter excitedly in an utterly recognizable language, it became increasingly clear to me that I have arrived at my destination.