Bernie fell asleep while I was visiting him today . He’d had physical therapy and it tired him out. I tried to read sitting on my walker but it was too awkward. So I moved to a comfortable chair next to the other bed, next to the window.
I read my book till it was 11:40. I decided to leave. I went to Bernie and took his hand. He didn’t wake up. He usually does. I like to say goodbye to him.
So I didn’t shake him or do anything else to wake him up. He slept on. I left the room slowly, looking back at him.
I waited for the elevator, feeling slightly uneasy. It came and I left, feeling relieved. At the desk on the ground floor I signed out. The receptionist, Shannon, was dressed for Halloween. She was dressed as the principal of Mugwarts Hall. She was going to a party tonight.
I said, Have a good time, and pressed the control for the two sets of doors to open for me and my walker.
It was cold outside.