September 11, 2011


Next door, there's an old man who lived to his 90s.
And one day, passed away in his sleep.
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry. I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong.

Trinity passed away in her sleep this morning, about a week after Neo died. I thought of that Ben Folds song when I realized what happened. Just as I mourn for the last of my African dwarf frogs and her short life here in this world, I think about what happened in New York 10 years ago. I can't believe a decade has passed just like that.

The sanctity of life seems so much clearer when you see death.


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