It’s 4.30pm on a hot and sticky afternoon in an English hospital.
The waiting room is airless. People mill around aimlessly, waiting for their overdue appointments to see the consultant.
Fraught mothers attempt to entertain their grumpy children, desperate not to be the ones with “that” child. I am one of these mothers. My child does not want to be here. Shouts of “JUICE!” and “WO AWAY!” fill the air.
But then she spies some shoes. Continue reading »