The 103 Year Old Doctor
Here is someone that I learned about only recently, but someone I aspire to be like. He is truly living the life I aspire for, merging the world of medicine and art together.
"Maybe I should have stayed in music but I didn’t, and I’m glad I didn’t," Dr. Ephraim Engleman said as he celebrated his March 24 birthday at his San Mateo home. "Music is not a great profession. It’s a luxury and a pleasure. And furthermore, I don’t think I was ever quite that good."
He continuously plays his violin in a quartet, while working hard on his passion of medicine. And the sweetest part of it all is..
Engleman still directs the arthritis center that now bears his name and doesn’t plan on retiring soon. He pressed a finger against his right temple: “I’ll leave when they tell me I don’t have it up here anymore.” And he’ll play his regular violin — not a collector’s item — until his hands give out. But his greatest love, he said, is his wife.
Jean Engleman, who is very fragile at age 98 but is still girl-next-door pretty, came down from their room upstairs to wish him a happy birthday. “I just want to wish you much happiness,” she said, giving him a smooch on the cheek, “and I want to be with you forever.”
This hedgehog in the western German city of Saarbruecken had a lucky escape after being tempted to try and eat the remains of a pudding at the bottom of a plastic carton and getting its head stuck.The trapped hedgehog was spotted walking in the middle of the street by a motorist. He was worried that it was likely to be run over, despite stopping and attempting to divert drivers around the animal.He called police to alert them to the fact that there was a hedgehog on the road which motorists were swerving to avoid. When officers arrived they managed to find the animal and free it from the pudding container.
Picture: EUROPICS (via Pictures of the day: 22 April 2014 - Telegraph)
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