Waiting rooms welcome difficult conversations one moment and casual conversations the next. And when no words are said, there's the hum of a vending machine that fills the silence.
Just like a vending machine is filled with an assortment of snacks, waiting rooms are filled with an assortment of emotions. Fear, worry, anxiety, sadness, uncertainty, shock, numbness, confusion. And just like the hum of a vending machine, waiting rooms hum with the weight of emotions.
And so we wait, while listening to the hum.