A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.

Gustavo Flores
El Dr. Gustavo Flores ha estado envuelto en el sevicio de emergencias médicas por más de 15 años como proveedor y educador. Gustavo es el Director de la compañía de consultoría Emergency & Critical Care Trainings LLC. Es instructor activo de BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP y PALS, así como Facultad de Centro y Facultad Regional de la American Heart Association. Es parte del Subcomité de Ciencias de Educación y Programas del Comité de Atención Cardiovascular de Emergencias de la American Heart Association a nivel nacional. También es instructor de PHTLS, TCCC, EPC, y AMLS para la National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Como parte de NAEMT, Gustavo es Coordinador de Abogacía y miembro del Comité de Abogacía. En el lado clínico, Gustavo es miembro de la tripulación médica de una compañía de transporte aeromédico de ala fija. En su tiempo libre, Gustavo dona dos turnos al mes al grupo voluntario FREMS Fire Rescue que sirve el área metropolitana en San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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El Dr. Gustavo Flores ha estado envuelto en el sevicio de emergencias médicas por más de 15 años como proveedor y educador. Gustavo es el Director de la compañía de consultoría Emergency & Critical Care Trainings LLC. Es instructor activo de BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP y PALS, así como Facultad de Centro y Facultad Regional de la American Heart Association. Es parte del Subcomité de Ciencias de Educación y Programas del Comité de Atención Cardiovascular de Emergencias de la American Heart Association a nivel nacional. También es instructor de PHTLS, TCCC, EPC, y AMLS para la National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Como parte de NAEMT, Gustavo es Coordinador de Abogacía y miembro del Comité de Abogacía. En el lado clínico, Gustavo es miembro de la tripulación médica de una compañía de transporte aeromédico de ala fija. En su tiempo libre, Gustavo dona dos turnos al mes al grupo voluntario FREMS Fire Rescue que sirve el área metropolitana en San Juan, Puerto Rico.