The Clinic as Workshop: Reflections on the New Year

Oil Painting by Henrietta Brown. A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch 1870

I come across this beautiful 19th-century painting recently and am riveted to the image for several minutes. I absorb the peaceful setting, where the girl seems simultaneously unperturbed, yet inspired by her surroundings. I feel her dual experiences of taking something in, and yearning to express something out. It reminds me of an email from a dear friend, about the idea of a workshop and all the…