Friday, February 22, 2013
I really enjoy rubbing elbows with experts, listening to the knowledge they can so easily impart about their fields of expertise. You see, I'm not an expert about anything. I'm a generalist, so I know little bits and pieces about several things, but not a lot about any one thing. Recently, as I listened to my husband Larry converse with others in the arts, it underscored my belief that he is an expert in his field, and the way he conveys and uses his expertise is pure artistry. I then thought about the clinicians with whom I work at our local hospital and how, after years of education and experience, they have a wealth of information about health and wellness, disease management and prevention, surgical procedures and diagnostic tests. I also thought of the elementary school physical education teacher I watched recently who imparted knowledge to his students with finesse about how our bodies work, always keeping their interest and harnessing their tireless energies. All of these folks are experts in their fields, in my viewpoint, who have worked hard to earn such expertise and now use it to contribute to the greater good. What a gift to us all.