Ash Wednesday

With this being the first day of lent, this day already has a type of reflective flavor. But, for me, it's an especially reflective day. I remember it like it was yesterday.

It was the day that the above movie opened, and it was on Ash Wednesday. I was looking forward to seeing The Passion, and then, that afternoon, I received a letter. It was a letter from an attorney. It was a letter requesting medical records regarding a case that I was involved with 12 months prior.

It was a letter which sometimes starts the process which ends up in a court room. The accusation? Malpractice... Beginning that day, I could not sleep for months as that case went through my head again and again. I learned more about the legal system than I ever wanted to know.

Of course, I cannot talk about the particulars because of patient privacy laws. But, suffice to say that this day changed my professional and personal life forever. So, that's why Ash Wednesday is especially reflective for me....