Last week I had a wonderful “coming together” experience at a Wizards basketball game. It is something that for many years I never thought would happen and then it did.
Since 1974, when I became a professional psychotherapist, counseling patients coping with chronic illnesses, I had always thought there was a complete separation from my daytime work life and my nighttime “going to games” life. I always felt as though I functioned in two separate and distinct worlds and never the twain shall meet. Somehow, I never imagined that my patients or the doctors went to games.
Well, only recently, have I realized how narrow my thinking was, even ridiculous. Maybe, it was my need to keep the two worlds separate.
However, this past week, I had the opportunity to bring the two worlds together. For me, that was extremely gratifying. Two of my guests at a game were two wonderful doctors (that I have been working with for years) and their families.
They know more about the game than I do.
But, for me, having them there beside me; sharing the experience, made my life come together.
Making it whole, not separated.
People, after all, are not just single entities. We have multiple “parts” and we’re complicated.
After all, isn’t that what makes us human beings so interesting?