Ian in Australia reflects on learning how to make hospital corners, and then on how not to make hospital corners.
In this hand you have the theory, and in this hand the practice, and in the difference of their unfolding we make the beds our patients lay in.
Yes indeed. As we say in one of our scriptures, with the ideal comes the actual. When in the hands of our betters the transition from the innocent following of procedures to the full-on reality of the actual can be testing, or as we say good training!
Reflecting, years later, on the painful teachings coming from our seniors can be inspiring of our deepest respect, and gratitude. Especially for their patience and for their enlightened sense of humour.