Sunday, April 1, 2012

a moment in the day: at the memorial

Stephen and I stand at the entry table for the memorial party for Marty Kruse, a man I never met - stand next to Carole, his wife, a woman whose quirky happy has always turned my heart into a little circus balloon every moment I've been around her.

On the table are pictures of Marty and a framed needlepoint proclaiming Fuck Cancer, and a child's drawing.

Carole puts her hand on the shoulder of the little girl at her feet and says, "This is Claire. She's five."

I only see Claire's pretty, somber face in profile, as she stares across the table and rubs one finger gentle along the glass that frames her drawing - green grass and the thick crayoned strokes of a tall flower.

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