Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Appearances are Deceiving

I am sitting with my parents, in their ‘TV’ room. We’ve just finished dinner with some close family friends. My father is sitting up, animated, laughing, joking, talking quickly. He ate a reasonable amount of food. He looks and acts the best I’ve seen him in several months. He is shaved. From his tired appearance, his house coat and the cane at the edge of his chair, one might guess he is recovering from a minor illness. But the statistics and the assessment of his oncologist hang in the air.

At the very least, there may yet be a chance at personal and professional audio histories.

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