My passion for playing with words is how I've come to reflect on practice with this blog. Today is Valentine's Day, so I'm inclined to reach for poetic inspiration. I had so much fun scratching out the following haiku:
Reach out, stethoscope:
extending from ears to heart,
listen to this life.
Nursing is often described as a science and an art. Science drives the need to re-certify in basic life support every couple of years. I like to think that having a practice for creative expression is equally important.
I know a lot of nurses (and partners in healing) who have a creative practice outside of their professional practice. Knitters, quilters, scrap-bookers, painters, chefs, and others. Have you discovered how your creative expression overlaps with your professional practice?
An explanation and how-to on haiku is offered on a favorite writer's resource of mine: Creative Writing Now. Check it out and give your hand in poetry a whirl with three little lines inspired by Japanese verse. I love hearing from readers. Share your prose or poetry here or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org