|Momento Mori, e.schoettler, fabric|
Woke up this morning before my first alarm
happy and smiling
thinking about my grandson's stop-over at Dulles tonight
on his way home to California from Amsterdam
Then I opened my phone,
scrolled through my email
and was weeping
startled by the obit a friend sent
of someone I had known for years
but had not known she was dying.
The memorial service is Saturday but I will not be going -
I am already committed to attend a shower
for a band new baby girl
who is expected anytime.
Life is just damned startling.