100 days 100 short stories:: story 50

story: Breathing With the Tide

author: John Thornton Williams

year: 2017

where: Burjeel Hospital, 3rd floor

note: Lunar New Year was yesterday, but too distracted by Trump to celebrate

a line: “This is what I want Baby Haslam to understand: how the world is full of things that can seem in one moment terrible and feel in another moment like a stab of grace.”