Friday, July 20, 2012

Day Two Hundred-Two: "The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams


A doctor visits the family of a young girl that is sick but that won't let her parents look into her mouth. The doctor is almost certain what the problem is and with determination and some amount of force, he manages to get the girl's mouth open whereupon he discovers that she in fact has the illness he predicted.

The girl lives. The family is happy. The doctor was right. Moral of this simple but deep story: Sometimes others DO know better. Sometimes you have to FORCE that something better.

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