I am so sorry to hear about the death of David Jenkins. He had a huge impact on both my health and on my work. We had a ‘clinical’ relationship spanning many years as he continued to monitor my health following the three occasions he operated on me. Years later he collaborated with me during my MA research at the University of Plymouth. Always generous with his time and his intelligent insights, he had a wonderful capacity to listen and to allow others to take decisions that he wasn’t necessarily in agreement with. We disagreed (in a friendly manner) on almost everything, not least the existence of an afterlife – as an atheist I don’t expect to enjoy one – for once I hope you’re right David, and somewhere you are reading this with quiet satisfaction! Thank you for all you did for me. Here’s an image to enjoy from your favourite artist – Alberto Giacometti’s Head of a Man (1956).
Caroline (top) and Head of a Man (above) by Alberto Giacometti