by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes to Andrew, who is still out sick:

I play a wind instrument, the oboe, and so I have spent years of my life wrestling with the challenge of manifesting one's breath to full potential. I recently learned that in our foundational tongues of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew the words for breath and spirit are one and the same: spiritus, pneuma, and ruach. Our breath embodies our spirit; compromised breath has profound consequences. Maybe you already knew this, but I wanted to send these thoughts your way in any event. Get well soon.

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