The other morning, I looked outside and saw my frosty car. There’s nothing fun about scraping the windows of your car on a cold morning. It’s one of the many reasons I am happy I work from home. Ailish never looked very pleased to be scraping off her car, nor was she thrilled to navigate our snowy neighbourhood roads in the morning.

As I looked at the Forester, I thought to myself that perhaps some day, I should catch a ride in to work with Ailish. It wouldn’t be so bad as last year, because the Forester has remote start. And we could maybe stop for breakfast somewhere. She could go to work, and I could go to a coffee shop with my laptop. And on the way, I could stop at the bench downtown that is dedicated to Ailish’s memory.

It wasn’t until that moment that I remembered why I couldn’t catch a ride with Ailish in the morning. Or ever again.

Christopher Thompson
March 31st, 2012 12:43 PM

This doesn’t happen often any more, but it still sucks when it does.

March 31st, 2012 3:05 PM

*Lots of hugs*

April 9th, 2012 1:48 PM

Oh, Chris. :((

Lonna Cunningham
May 1st, 2012 4:16 PM

Those moments of cognitive dissonance are rather disconcerting, aren’t they?

I remember picking up the phone to call my grandma … months after she was gone. I’d even started dialing her number before I remembered.

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