Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
dr_pretentious

The Waiting Is Over

And now that this thing has happened that we've spent the past two years anticipating, the universe seems quietly unreal.

The new normal is coming. There will be many good things about it, once it arrives. There had better be, because people I love will have to live in it.

I take deep breaths. I try not to think too hard about what his mother must be going through when I look at my sons. I focus on mundane details. When there is a date set for the funeral, I will need to arrange for cat-sitting on short notice.

Gareth is of an age to ask why, about everything, repeatedly, all day. Fortunately, he's easy to side-track. I don't know why people die, but I know why iris flowers grow better from corms than from cuttings. It'll make for an interesting funeral experience. I have learned that a funerary gathering benefits immensely from having babies in attendance. We'll see whether pre-schoolers have as salutary an effect.
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