The Answer Is Never

Originally posted on Longreads:
Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | April 2015 | 16 minutes (3,886 words) ? One time, when I was in my early twenties, I shared a hospital room with a mother of many. I had a skin infection that wouldn’t respond to oral medication, and the 50-something-year-old woman had severe, inexplicable hives.…