Our busy jobs on the hospital wards require precision and efficiency,
but in literature class we can slow down and explore human lives and
thoughts in a different, more complex way. The class is an anatomy lab
of the mind. We examine cultural conventions and conflicting
perspectives, and reflect on our own preconceived notions about life and
work. Reading attentively and well, we hope, will become a sustaining
part of our daily lives and practice.