Surroundings

I’ve always felt hospitals should be peaceful places, but these days, the peace of hospitals seems hidden away in forgotten satellite lobbies and empty courtyards: everywhere else it’s crap television and smartphone noise, because, apparently, the consensus is that it would be a shame if the patients were the only people plugged in around here. We have grown to fear emptiness, even though it’s waiting to claim us one day, in the noise of a hospital.