The operating room is cold, sterile, and uninviting. Often, just before a patient is 'drifted off to sleep' for a surgical procedure, we encourage them to make themselves a bit more comfortable--- if only in their mind. Recently, a young college football player was in my care and I said something like, "Pick out a good dream to have."
Anesthesia added as they pushed propofol, "Are you going to the Bahamas, or some place warm?"
"Nah." His lips rose into a gritty smirk, his eyes started to roll back, and he whispered (as if riding into the sunset that very moment), "I'm headed out West."
Made my day.