Personal Reflection On Lithium By Nirvana

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From where I stand among a collection of screens blinking and moving in ways I vaguely understand, I am an arm’s length away from a pale pink hose peeking through a ten-centimeter hole. Monotonous beeping and mechanical breaths asynchronous with “Lithium” by Nirvana fade as I focus on the words coming from behind the surgeon’s face mask. Dr. Hruby explains the cause of the patient’s bowel obstruction, pausing mid-sentence to ask for the suction-irrigator. Neither two-dimensional nor rainbow-colored like the diagrams I committed to memory, the small intestines are really beautiful; they look so cozy snuggled together glistening in the bright beams of the overhead lights. With this thought I am prompted to reflect on what sort of experiences I’ve had, which might cause me to see someone’s entrails as charming.
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