If our bodies are compared to beams of light, then having a better understanding of our bodies is like a prism that reveals the myriad colors that comprise us. This website and blog is the beginning of a project to better understand our bodies, its conditions and diseases, and to analyze barriers to achieving good health.
Each post will begin with an illustrated haiku poem depicting an aspect of the human body such as an organ, a body function, a condition or a disease. This will be followed by a description of the illustrated haiku. Following that will be a “musing” about an aspect of the barriers to seeking good health.
I plan a posting at least every month initially. The key to this project is your input. I will summarize your inputs in the next edition. They will help inform the topics for that post. Between us, my mission is for us to develop a better understanding of our body’s and mind’s normal and abnormal functioning and to better understand why so many of us do not put good health as one of our top priorities. I suspect this process will be “preaching to the choir” for many people interested in this blog. Nevertheless, the choir can impart beautiful music to the congregation.
The future mission of this project will be to “muse” about the music needed to reach the congregation, and enlisting more people to join the choir; to continue the church metaphor. If you are concerned about the future for our children’s and grandchildren’s health, not to mention our own, then please contribute to this site. I welcome people’s personal experiences and ideas for better understanding barriers to achieving good health and breaking through those barriers.
The first illustrated haiku will encompass all the rest. Our brains are of course the key to our future. They are also potentially the key to us having no future. So I like to think positive and believe there’s no time like the present to start putting our heads together for good. To get this blog rolling, give me your thoughts on our ability to seek good health in our country; in our culture.
But always remember to consider the source. Mark Twain said “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint”.