The Day After

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SCAN2575Today begins a new chapter in my life.  I’m not quite sure how it goes, or where it goes, other than the fact that my sister and I now have a very fragile mother we need to ensure survives. She is not handling my father’s death well, at all.  I thought she would, but she’s not.  From now on, my life is turned upside down, dealing with her.  We can’t leave her alone.  She’s never even been alone, having lived at home until she was married – 63 years ago.  She doesn’t know how to be alone or how to live on her own.  In many ways, it’s quite frustrating, for both my sister and for moi.  We don’t know what to do.  The obvious answer is that I need to sell my condo and build as close to her as possible.  I have no intention of living with her.  I have a life, and she has one – not that she knows it.

It’s not like I’m going to be getting any sleep. I need to be down at her home when my sister and her family leaves.  Like I said, we can’t leave her alone.

I’m going back to opera.  I’ve needed it these past few days.  I’m simply choosing my very favorite piece sung by my very favorite baritone.  What can I say?  I’m a confessed baritone junkie.

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