Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eulogy for a gardener

Why did Dani die?

She overcame alcoholism, sepsis, and pancreatitis to become a gardener.  I  saw her in September; her boyfriend had ‘stolen’ her methadone.  Her next appearance was in the October obits.

I drove crosstown through sleet to the funeral, arrived, alas, ten minutes late.  The service was already over.  What sort of send-off was that?

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