Cy Twombly, - Leda and the swan (part i), 1980. / acrylic and oil on paper, 47 ¾ x 29 ½ in., 121.4 x 75 cm. - Leda and the swan (part ii), 1980. / acrylic and oil on paper, 47 5/8 x 29 ½ in., 121 x 75 cm. - Leda and the swan (part iii), 1980. / oil on reverse of an artist’s proof on handmade paper, 25 ½ x 19 ¾ in., 64.7 x 50. 3 cm. - Leda and the swan (part v), 1980. / paper with square printing, 17 1/8 x 13 ½ in., 43.5 x 34.4 cm. - Leda and the swan (part iv), 1980. / poster with a black and white reproduction of a work dated 1975, folded 14.6 cm from above 17 ¾ x 19 in., 45 x 48.3 cm. - Leda and the swan (part vi), 1980. / oil on paper with transparent tape in all four corners, 14 1/8 x 13 ¼ in., 35.8 x 33.5 cm.
The thing about being pre-med is that people think you know stuff. They think they can come up to you and tell you about the cough they’ve had that just won’t go away, or ask about the weird tingling sensation they get on the back of their knee and just expect you to be able to tell them exactly what’s wrong with them. And sure, you can probably tell them that the trapezius muscle is innervated by the spinal accessory nerve or that hemoglobin has a quaternary structure made up of four polypeptides that each interact with an iron atom that gives it the ability to carry oxygen through the bloodstream. But at the end of the day, you don’t know shit about medicine.
Which is why Clarke feels more than a little bit panicked when her friends start treating her like their personal doctor.