Staples, scotch tape & string

November 5, 2002

i tell myself, christine, you have to keep it together.

but this is the hard part: the waiting. the being strong. the hoping for the best.

it’s strange how my comfort comes in your understanding. you know how i feel because you’ve been there. in fact, you have more to mourn because you lost someone close to you just last week/this weekend/yesterday. the people i love are still alive — struggling, but alive.

suddenly the phrase “every second counts” makes all the sense in the world. suddenly i remember everything i want to tell everyone. if i could just get you all into a room and give you a group hug i’d feel a hell of a lot better.


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