Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Alpha and Omega

On my way back to the airport in New Orleans, I spotted a squat, bright blue glass building to the side of I-10. It looked like it had been transported directly from the early 70s and was vaguely the worse for wear. In 1 story high letters on its side: Omega Hospital. It was all a bit offputting and I couldn't quite figure out why, until the phrase "the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end" wafted through my brain. Why would you name a hospital for something that evoked "the end"?


  1. Perhaps to keep in mind that which the hospital seeks to avoid?

    -KatherineS from OMGC

  2. That would be a very monastic perspective!!