Expert Commentary: Pamela Tickel, D.C. - 6/17/2009
“Holden Caulfield should have been a chiropractor. 40 years ago Holden Caulfield was born in J.D. Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye. The year was 1945.
90 years ago a profession was born to which Holden Caulfield could have become a proud member-had he known about chiropractic.
Because, you see, Holden had a vision, he wanted to have purpose. Just like a lot of chiropractors out there.
And just like the poem that speaks about the ambulance down in the valley, Holden knew the fall was sometimes worse than the ambulance, the hospital, the emergency care, the artificial this and the artificial that-more than all that-could ever overcome. The fall from health.
“…I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in the big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around- nobody big I mean- except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’ll do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.”
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