Floating at night

The hospital, with all its activity and mad transformation, is subdued at night. A cover is dropped over everything.

But it is not as if everything goes to sleep. The activity is dampened but not stilled, like music heard outside a soundproofed room.

Even those events that happen in a mad rush - the resuscitation, the emergency surgery - feel slower. It is night's recognition that daytime matters. Not every shift is like every other.

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