Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Language Barrier..

Initially i thought i will take a long time getting used to conversing with patients in Bengali..i was worried that i might blurt out in Tamil, after so many years of eliciting history and explaining prognosis in that language.In fact patients too had expressed their concerns that they may have to talk to me in English as i had always stayed "outside".But to my surprise i had no hesitation with the language.There was no single instance of blurting out a Tamil word , no word finding difficulty ever..I could talk to them as fast as i am known to speak!.Every instance , every complaint, every worry , every loss, ,every desire ,every word of hope, trust or faith is just the same .Language never came in between expressing these feelings.

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