In the hospital, two seriously ill patients were sleeping in the same ward. The bed of one of them was in front of the window, and the other was near the door. One day, the one sleeping by the door asks the one sleeping in front of the window what he saw outside. The second patient seems to come alive: -Ooooo! - called the second patient enthusiastically. - I see clouds in the sky similar to animals, various things, I see a river, I see a forest. Every day the patient lying in front of the window told the other what was happening outside the window. He talked about people fishing in the river, lovers walking hand in hand, children playing. The patient lying by the door listened to all this fairy-tale beauty and thought to himself: "This is unfair . Why do they make him sleep in front of the window and make me look at this boring door?!” One day, the patient, who was lying in front of the window, began to cough and choke. At the head of both beds, there was a call button to call the nurses. No matter how hard he tried, he could not reach for the bell. The one sleeping next to the door, looking at this event, did not even reach for the bell button at the head of his bed. The patient, who was lying in front of the window, grabbed his throat, suffocated and died. When the deceased was taken out of the ward, the patient lying in front of the door asked the nurse to move him to the window. This was his long-standing wish, that's why he didn't press the call button when his fellow ward was drowning, he didn't call anyone for help. But… the place against the windowAfter testing it, he went outside. He said in a very shaky voice to the nurse who had not yet left the room. – How can this be? The one lying here, before he died, told me every day that he saw a river, a forest, and clouds outside. And now I look out of the window and see nothing but the pale walls of the hospital! How can this be? Nurse shaking her head: – Your ward mate could see nothing. He was blind!