Some years are simple accumulations of 365 days, one after the other, without many memorable challenges. Twenty twenty-three is the family year of medical challenges, treatments, lab tests, surgeries and long conversations. What are the pros and cons of this option? In balance, is this option better than the alternative? It’s only mid-March, but it feels closer to November; it’s already tiring.

Exterior of Christchurch Hospital
Self-portrait in hospital corridor.