...are what we woke to this morning. Today I am heading to my father's house, and J. is going back to Canada. I will be taking care of my mother's personal things and helping my father with some tasks yet to be done, like a gravestone. It won't be easy but I think when these things are finished there will be a greater sense of forward motion, which is what she would want for us. Send me good vibes and calm thoughts, please. I'll be driving to New York today with my wonderful niece M., who is visiting from L.A., and that will be a pleasure. She went to college in upstate New York and is looking forward to seeing that landscape again. Me too.