Med Humanities 38:e6 doi:10.1136/medhum-2011-010058
  • Electronic pages - Poetry and prose


  1. Andrew Williams
  1. Correspondence toDr Andrew Williams, Virtual Academic Unit, CDC, Northampton General Hospital, Northampton NN1 1BD, UK; anw{at}

Like you,

I am a human being.

Like you,

I didn't choose this journey to our common destination.

I don't want a simple route and just take in the view.

I want to take in as many detours as I can and enjoy the ride.

For it is the journey and not the destination which is what really matters.

On the other side, I'm sure God will understand.

Well, I'm hoping so.

There are some things I can do, others not so well, and some never at all. …