Something about the hospital, as friendly as everyone was, stifled the desire to bawl uncontrollably. The corners were too sharp, the floors too glossy, the lighting too unnatural. Grieving is possible, I felt like I was silently being told, but please keep it to a minimum, keep it within the lines.
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