Doc rings to say that my haemoglobin count is low. I that why, I ask him, I spend so much time staring in front of me without doing anything else? Yes, he says. He says he will ring later to say whether I should still increase the new medication, which may be causing the anaemia
A large pomegranate greets me this morning. I roll it about on the table to loosen the pods within. I peel it as carefully as possible to reveal the structure of the pods, which I begin carefully to pull apart allowing the pips to separate easily and the pith to be discarded. This seems to me to be the sum of the wisdom which I have accumulated over the years from my own experience with pomegranates and the advice of others.