We were both wrong about that.
Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2003 - 9:03 p.m.
I cannot seem to bring myself to write in here much more than the fact that I cannot seem to bring myself to write in here.
Ok then I force myself. And it is because I am distracted, and not because I don't want to write about anything in particular.
We sat holding hands. I was six years old. She was seven. She was my cousin. Still is I suppose. I asked her if she knew what dead was.
She said she did not know. I told her I did not know either. All either of us could come up with is that when that happens to you, you go to a place called heaven.
I told her I did not want to go there because everyone was sad about my mom going there.
She had on a very pretty dress, and I still remember it. I had on a suit with one of those little clip on bow ties.
We held hands all the way to the place they took us. I did not know where we were going, or why. I just knew everyone was dressed up a lot.
When we got there, I saw my mom. She looked like she was sleeping to me. She was laying down in the front of the room.
We sat together on a bench. We held hands and whispered to each other. I asked her if she was going to cry. She told me no. I told her I wasn't going to either then.
We were both wrong. And neither one of us knew why we cried. That was the first time someone who was important to me disappeared. I never saw my mom again after that.
I know a little more about that day now than I did then. I know why she disappeared that day.
I am not angry that she left anymore. I am not angry with anyone anymore.
I just wonder where they went. I just wonder why they disappeared. I just wonder who is next to disappear.
I wonder if my cousin still cries. I wonder where she is. I sure would like to hold her hand again.
And sit on a bench.
And promise that we won't cry.
And promise we won't ever disappear from each other.
Like we did that day.
We were both wrong about that too.
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