I Do Solemnly Swear...

I am not new to photography festivals but I am new to planning a photography festival. WORD! I am now a card carrying member of the small but mighty Click! Team. Clicksters. ClickSquad. ClickCrew. Go Click Yourself. 

I'm kinda lovin' it. And I was thinking just today about the new doctors who take the oath where they promise to do no harm and I thought it's sort of the same thing. Do some good. Try not to kill anybody. 

So here is my My Non Hypocritical Oath

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm. 

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help. 

See?  Just the same. Do some good.  -vrba


lori vrba