“I Don’t Know what to call him,But he’s mighty like a rose.Lyrics by Frank Lebby StantonMusic by Ethelbert Nevin
“I Don’t Know what to call him,But he’s mighty like a rose.
It was New Year’s Eve at Duke University Hospital emergency room in Durham, North Carolina, and my friend Perry was dying. Few places have the adrenaline rush and high anxiety of a hospital emergency room at night. There was nothing anyone could do for Perry but make him comfortable.
I stepped outside under the canopy where the ambulances unloaded.
A mother and her eight-year-old son offered me a place to sit beside them on the wooden bench underneath the canopy. Then she walked away to talk on her cell phone.
As I sat thinking of Perry, a tiny voice from behind me asked, “What did you get for Christmas?”
It might as well have been Elijah; I was so startled.
I told the little boy that my favorite Christmas present was a book about the oldest living things in the world. And what did he get, I asked? His favorite gift was a football.
It seemed as though Perry had dispatched an angel.
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