Another day on the ward and all is much the same. This place feels very familiar now, the same cheerful nurses, the same doctors, even most of the same patients.
We set off on our daily walk, well I am walking and pushing hubby in the borrowed wheel chair, and we wander along the ground floor corridor. It is a special place linking four major hospitals, each with it’s own specialism and history. There are two areas we love, each an atrium, with sunshine flooding through the glass panels above, as we sit and chat there is a feeling of space and light here, it is a healing place.
The corridor is lined with artwork, with pictures of hospital staff, and details of their roles and responsibilities. As we head towards the children’s hospital the artwork is of framed pieces, each different and each illustrating the International Rights of the Child. They are fascinating. One, titled Article 13 is by Alan Lee. I had never heard of him before but his monochrome image depicting the Right to go where we want in our country and to travel abroad as we wish, is amazing. A black and white drawing it depicts a border, a harsh wall where origami birds are trapped in the wire along the top. There is much to see in this picture. I could look at it for ages, and I will be looking for a print one day soon.
It made me think of all the people seeking medical help at borders across the world. The children in hospitals in war zones and those that lose their lives trying to reach safety. A day for counting our blessings for sure.
Anyway, back on the ward, we are soon settled again, the days continue, we are playing a waiting game for sure. Hubby is looking good, his health is improving everyday, step by step towards the operation that will fix his broken heart.
And me? I am grateful as ever for these memories we are making, and for finding new things in unexpected places.