My mother told me a story today of a time when she was in a supermarket just before closing. Everyone was tired and rushing. One little boy became very upset and was lying on the floor kicking and screaming, his mother unable to console him. My mother got to the cash-out and the lady at the till looked exhausted. She said to her,
“Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to lie on the floor and kick and scream sometimes.”
The cash-out lady agreed and started to giggle. Word went down the queue. Yes it was unanimous, everybody agreed it would be nice. At a time like this I am sure many of us are going to feel like that, maybe especially those working in the hospitals. Perhaps we should set up rooms especially somewhere with nice thick mats on the floor where anyone can have a kick and a scream, and serve tea to people afterwards. The fact is that, when it comes to the body, life’s not always very fair.
I offer this for your reflection