As If Looking Into a Distant Mirror
When I recently visited my uncle and stayed in a suite at The Dahlia Retirement Home, it was as if I was looking into a distant mirror and I did not hate it. I did not like it, but have, since my visit and stay at the retirement home, come to realize that it is a good fate and not some horror story. I went to visit my Uncle Morris at his retirement home called The Dahlia, which looks like a Las Vegas Hotel Lobby and Casino. When you ascend to the floors and the hallways are dotted on each side with doors to the individual or shared suites. I was offered one of the suites that are set aside for out of town visitors. I was nervous, not terribly, but worried about staying in a place like this hopefully way before my time.
I was given a key to what was going to be my personal suite for the next few days and directions how to get there. I wheeled my bag down the maze of hallways and into elevators, finally arriving at # 221, put my key in the door and let myself into the home away from home for the next several days. I sat down and realized that once you close your doors, here or anywhere, you do not know the outer surroundings. You are just in there and you are just alone. More