A man chased me on my morning walk – I now understand vulnerability

When I first started general practice, I met an elderly neighbour who loved walking in the very early morning. “Best time of the day,” he declared.

Shadows on pavement

I thought he was nuts. Besides, as a busy, harried mother and professional, it was not a time slot available to me.

But as I grew older, I came to understand the magic of that time — as the night sky gives up its black cloak, transforming to a new day.

In solitude, with stars and moon overhead, the whole world seems to belong only to you,