By noon, another group was taking over the auditorium, so we took our group out into the hallway. There, Ryan, Bill and I, along with Dr. Shad, fielded more questions from the students. They couldn’t get enough, or so I thought. When Dr. Shad mentioned that I had written a book, 8-10 students clamored around a small table to buy one since I brought several just in case this would happen. One student, who wants to be a cardiologist, told me that it was the best lecture she’s heard all year. It was profound, powerful and raw, she added. Others chimed in similar what the potential cardiologist said.
After all the hullabaloo died down and everyone moved on, Ryan mentioned that he’d like to have lunch in Georgetown. Bill and I were OK with it, but I was not sure because of parking problems on the main streets. The distance of the hospital to the restaurant was over a half mile away. The temperature was hovering around 90 degrees. I made a deal, if we could find a spot to park, we could do it. We drove over to Wisconsin Ave where the restaurant he selected was. Sure enough, the magic wand full of fairy dust began its swathe over us. There was exactly one large parking space right in front of the restaurant. Green light? Miracle?
When I put the parking location in the persnickety app to pay for the space, it worked like a charm. Green light. Lunch was fabulous and the three of us left elated.
|photo from lecture at Georgetown Medical School|