My second night in the hospital I looked down to this scene. My feelings about that were captured perfectly by my very poetic friend Laurie yesterday in her comment on NIGHT IN THE ICU. This is part of that comment.
"I often think that what is most shocking about being in hospital is the sense that everything in the outside world is continuing, just as always. The illness that has roiled us or our loved ones goes unnoticed by implacable nature. And so the night descends..."