A year ago today I
lost my best friend. Sonia
was (is) my "sister by choice". It seems
impossible that a year has gone by
One year, 365 days without
her voice on the phone every day
(or every other day), twelve months without
going shopping at TJMaxx or
Marshall's. It has been a year of
not meeting her at Panera Bread for lunch
and long conversations about her latest
kitchen counter dilemma or my newest
stressful chat with mother.
This afternoon I will go visit her. The day
is sunny and windy. I will step on the grass, gaze
at the flowers surrounding the pink stone,
I will ask the eternal questions:
what is life?
what is death?
where do we come from?
why are we here?
where are we going?
I will have no clear answers.