Wednesday, August 24, 2011

standby (m)

A was sent home from the hospital yesterday and put on hospice care.   This is the part where we wait.  My phone rings throughout the day with calls from her other close friends who visited her Sunday and Monday.  Lots and lots of tears. 

I go through my day like a zombie.  I find myself in stores forgetting why I am there and what I'm supposed to buy for dinner.  Food is the furthest thing from my mind.

I am numb.

Yesterday, at 2:02 p.m., there was an earthquake on the east coast whose tremors reached from Virginia to Boston.  Everyone was talking about it. 

I didn't feel it.

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