As far as my father's fall, the university hospital can not find anything wrong. I understand he's moving to a rehab unit today. The worry is that the pain means the doctors have missed something.
Waiting: what would be a visual symbol of waiting? The first thing that comes to mind is a bus stop -- that could be easily stylized into something that can be recognized at a glance. Flower buds and little sprouts can be read with other meanings like hope -- but i think i can accept that as part of waiting. Tea kettle - watched pot never boils.... Christine suggests clocks -- maybe hour or minute glass?
Hold on -- i'll make an LJ poll....
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