A disturbing sight

It’s not a happy feeling to drive by the local hoitsy-toitsy child-care place, Creme de la Creme, and see two ambulances outside with the lights on. Here’s hoping it’s something benign.

I’m not sure what causes such a feeling of additional empathy in a case like this. It’s not like I’ve never seen an ambulance with its lights on out in the world, and with a mom who worked as an RN I practically grew up in the local hospital waiting room. Somehow it seems worse when it’s children, though. Is that a biological reaction? Assumption of innocence? Simply the fact that they have – one hopes – longer lives in front of them and more time to potentially lose?

Good luck, little ones.

1 Comment so far

  1. Washington Cube (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    It’s knowing it could be a child and how innocent, vunerable and uncomprehending children can be when they get sick or have something bad happen to them. I think it’s a very primitive instinct to protect that.

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