Ministry

Incoherent images

Aug 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Ministry

The armchairs were arranged in a semi-circle centred upon a large screen television on the wall. The hospital now provides only respite care so there are frequently empty chairs in the day room. It was not hard to find a chair to sit next to her. Conversation now is one-sided, sometimes there is a smile in response, sometimes words hang in empty space.

Quickly exhausting what might be said, I turned to look at the television. The volume was turned low and the screen was filled with advertisements. There was …