This girl Paige at the bar asked what I do for a living and I trimly outlined my job at the hospital providing custom alterations for staff scrubs. She asked, how’d I get into that line of work? Told her my mother had been a milliner, adding, “I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. How about you, what do you do?” Paige sighed, told me she works in the medical profession as well but not in the same way. Specifically, she heads a controlled research study working with bone marrow from rabbits & horses to restore vision to imposed ocular blindness in babies. Does it work, I asked? “Not yet,” she said with another sigh, raising her glass. I gave her a cheers and my glass chipped a little. There was probably glass floating in my beer now but I didn’t want to seem like a scaredy-cat so I drank from it anyway.