The Other Reality

2:45

Posted in Uncategorized by aryckman on April 21, 2009

Mom: Lida died at about 2:45.
Me: OK.
Mom: So, I guess that’s that…

The conversation took place at 3:45 PM CST, April 21, 2009. My mom’s godmother, an amazingly progressive and vibrant woman, died just an hour earlier. Calculating my movements in reverse I figured out exactly what I was doing; I had just sat down to watch an episode of Hell’s Kitchen online, Season 5 Episode 11.

Death puts things into perspective by trivializing most activities. So, I guess that’s that.

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