Friday Pearl

Evan Kelman's the Push: Out of Many, One

Sunday, November 05, 2017

E pluribus unum, out of many, one.  

Major kudos to Evan Kelman for creating this short, heartwarming, and unforgettable video above.

For those of you who may not know, Evan is the multi talented NYU film school graduate son of Ann Kelman, and the deceased science, art, music, and humanities-loving Charlie Kelman, MD, inventor of a surgical technique called phacoemulsification, which took six-week-recovery cataract surgery out of the dark ages and resulted in outpatient surgical procedures that immediately restored vision to tens of millions of cataract-blinded people around the world. 

Evan's "Push," as metaphor, refers to the level of intensity within each of us to work harder, do better, and go further, which is easier to achieve when we train consistently and when we are supported by family, friends, and colleagues. 

Metaphorically speaking, our country also needs to train or retrain harder to trigger the Push to give and accomplish more, since no one does this very well alone. We achieve and give most as a well-trained united front that cares enough to stop and pick up those who fall behind. 

That's still who most of us strive to be every day. Better than yesterday, not as good as tomorrow. 

For those of you who might be interested, here is a link to another running metaphor video we also find particularly Sunday-Morning inspirational. It's about far more than just running in the rain.‚Äč

Enjoy the day.

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff