***Author’s semi-bio note:

Shortly after one big reason why I had to go slower on this week’s page updates– that is, that one of my family had to be taken to our nearest emergency room this time last week for health complications— I realized later that as a result, I could relate that much more to something of Azalea’s position in this page.

In the same way that Mrs. Riya pulls Azalea from herĀ deeper thoughts here, one of my dear friends just so happened to be awake late that night… and equally happened to be quite experienced with emergency rooms. They texted me, reassured me that my family would be okay based on the finer details… and kept my thoughts from traveling to the worst of spaces.