I. Two hands, extended upwards towards the heavens.
How could this be?
II. Two hands, palms up.
One judging the weight of reality. This is serious, and none of us is immune.
The other full of hope. We shall survive, as we are able.
III. Two hands, together.
Namaste. I honor you.
My patient. My friend.
Bill Ventres, M.D., M.A., is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.