I recently spent a very anxious weekend with a family member in a local ICU. I dragged along a new book to keep me company between tests and consutations. After finishing it some time after midnight of the second day, I handed it off to an elevator acquaintance who was there looking after one of her family members, only to witness her collapse in the parking lot a few hours later. She went from visitor to patient in the blink of an eye.
My imagination kicked in and I wondered then, as I ask you all now, are there tales or tomes out there with histories of bad luck or trouble? (Yup, that was the book.)