Ric Masten is an unusual person in many ways. He is a rare combination of a poet with a big heart, wry humor, intellectual insight and emotional intelligence. In addition, he has developed a form of art he calls one liners. These are drawings that are created in a continuous line, without lifting pen from
Category: Healing through the Creative Arts
Music is love in search of a word;Poetry is word in search of form;Sculpture is love that has found its form.
In medical training, humanity takes second place to scientific achievement. The realization that we are producing a generation of less than humane doctors has begun to trouble both medical educators and clinicians. Might the study of the humanities, especially the reading of literature, in medical training help doctors to be more humane? Some proponents certainly
My fascination with healing dates back to my high school years when a dear friend suffered third degree burns over 75 percent of his body. I watched his recuperation with the emergency life-saving treatments, the skin grafting, the physical rehabilitation, and the agony his spirit went through. These opened my eyes to a process that