You know who I'm talking about, you see them walking around in their "going home clothes". We have all been there. You don't want to look them in the eye directly because they have the" leaving bus" stinch on them. The vet's of battles know what I'm talking about, that guy you don't want to get to know because you know he's not long for this earth.
The poor souls they know the impending doom of the bus ride is coming, but bless their hearts they eat breakfast and put on a brave face for the rest of us. But do we offer warmth and understanding even knowing that in a few short days,there go we! No! We look away, and if they do catch our eye we smile very nervously and walk quickly the other way.
Because alas, we know deep in the dark corners of our mind, we will be with them soon... way too soon!For leaving Couples, to us is like leaving your favorite Grandmother's house on Christmas day after all the presents are opened and the great food is gone and we know it will be forever (so it seems) till we are back.
So when you see the "last day Lepers" be kind to them... a soft word... a gentle smile....don't shun them, for tomorrow.... IT MAY BE YOU!!