June 24, 2021 at 5:27 pm #48773
The actions of your son are the ones that I found most affecting. In a romance, they would separate as he went off to college and then later they would meet and marry. Though I couldn’t stand Love Story and won’t read another love story where the woman dies, many love those stories and they certainly stir emotions.
I didn’t think your account cold-hearted. You observed as a compassionate reporter. The picture was clear,
A pediatric hospital is a place that can tear one’s emotions to shreds. My daughter was in one at Christmas when she was eight months old. Seeing all the small children – none was even ten– could destroy one if one became too emotional. Self-preservation alone means one can not give in to emotions. Like nurses and doctors there, one has to hold to a bit of emotional distance.