With no further ado:
(1) What do you think happens when you have children's hospital with a water fountain? Do you think they stay away from the water? Why do you bother with the signs that say stay away from the water? McDonalds salad or hospital food? McDonalds coffee or hospital coffee? Why do you have no songs (NOT A SINGLE SIGN) that points patients, parents, visitors to the main lobby? Also, the necessity and what this sign says about Indiana:
(3) Evolution and the laws of thermodynamics, specially the one towards increasing entropy--do they conflict? Can they be reconciled?
Then, somewhere in my sleep deprived state, I began wondering about human-ness. What makes us human? I don't mean in the biological sense, though in a hospital, you are acutely aware of what makes you an alive human, a functioning human. I mean in the mental, emotional, relational sense.
What is it about our human nature that causes us (most of us) to form communities? What is it that allows me to understand a sign from another parent, walking the halls at 1 am, like me? How do I know when she sees Lis in a stroller and presses her hand to heart, that she knows how I feel? What gives us that need to seek a connection? To touch? To be close?
All I know is that when Lis opened her eyes and saw us, the first thing she did was this:
Reach for our faces, touch us, feel us, know the connection. How human.