Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   March 2020
I Am a Mzungu
Author Notes
  • From Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, Minnesota. dflonergan06@gmail.com
  • Accepted for publication February 21, 2020.
    Accepted for publication February 21, 2020.×
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Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   March 2020
I Am a Mzungu
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 16, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003264
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 16, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003264
We raced through the Serengeti toward the next watering hole, where we hoped to catch a glimpse of a hunting lion. The Land Cruiser slowed upon our approach to a line of safari jeeps. A family of lions rested near a lone tree, the large male snoozed in the shade as the cubs were coddled by their mother. Tourists with wide-brimmed hats snapped photos of the amazing creatures. With each movement of the lion’s head, I tried to photograph the magnificence of his mane. Appropriate exposure was impossible; this photo might prove I had seen a lion in the wild, but would never be deserving of a frame. As the sun descended, the jeeps made a procession out of the park. I stared out the window into the hazy desert horizon and observed a lone boy tending a herd of goats. Aside from the jeeps and the dusty road, there were no signs of civilization as far as the eye could see. He stared motionlessly as we passed. I snapped a picture from the moving car that would be a blurry waste of megapixels. Two hours later I rested my head on a feather pillow and drifted off to sleep amid the sounds of a Serengeti serenade.