My aunt, whom I love, is very sick and in the hospital. I visited there yesterday, and after getting the updates on her condition, I tried to bring as much of outside life into the room as I could through conversation. It is never easy knowing what to talk about in a hospital room. When I left, I said I’d be back soon.
“Bring more stories,” said my uncle.
“Make them up if you have to,” said my cousin.
This is as a good a rule of thumb about hospital visits as there could be: Bring stories.