Thursday, November 23, 2006

A Recent Acquisition

It is late. I have been sitting by the waning but still warm fire in my parents’ home. They both went to sleep about an hour ago. It must have been there earlier, but I just noticed a walker, such as are associated with the elderly and infirm, resting folded by the front door. It has a sales receipt from Apria Healthcare, made out in my father’s name. It is mortally depressing in its implication.

No comments: