In the film "Sophie’s Choice", Meryl Streep’s Sophie had to make a terrible choice, which of her two children will be brought to the gas chamber in Auschwitz during WWII.
Never mind that her character spoke German, never mind that it took her one take, never mind that she won the Oscar for Best Performance by an actress.
It was a choice nobody had to take.
Maybe because my heart is unblocked now after my angioplasty that the memory of something similar came back.
It was the day I had to tell the medical staff of the hospital’s Emergency Room which of my parents will be left to die.
Meanwhile, here is the link to Meryl’s commentary on that scene from SOPHIE’S CHOICE.