when you spend extended hours in a hospital, your perspective on life really changes. it makes you wonder what really is important in life – and then, the moment you step into the blinding sunlight, the nitty-gritty of life catches up with you and before you know it, you are sucked deep into the black hole. that in itself is a contradiction because it implies that the grim reality of the hospital is better than the harsh reality of the outside world.

negativity is slimy and serpent-like – it crawls up on you when you least need it, and twists your mind out of rationality and sucks the life breath out of you. you thrash around inside your mind looking for a silver lining and all you can see is a deep black hole. after all, a hospital is grounded in reality. that nothing is permanent, things change, and that’s something you simply have to deal with.

after all, from the deepest darkest depths it can only get better, right? it is a reality check to remind you that sometimes the things you worry about and fear are not important, to not sweat the small stuff.

um, the darker the cloud, the brighter the lining…?