I enjoyed the Speak Up essay “Discovering Art,” by Daniel C. Potts, M.D. (March/April 2009). My mother died of Alzheimer's disease about six years ago. I am also a “child of the Great Depression” (born 1934). I am hoping to learn icon painting but am concerned that my continuing work as a full-time faculty neurologist will blunt my ability to paint the concepts (compassion, love, humility) that one tries to create in the faces of the saints and other religious figures.
Leon Prockop, M.D.