A good friend of Michael’s was in a car crash and sustained head injuries a few days ago. She had a subsequent stroke on both sides of the brain. The brain scan shows black on about 75% of one side and half the other. I am writing this on my tablet as we sit around in the ICU waiting area. They are going to begin organ donation procedures soon. This is basically a death watch.
I barely knew Ellen and feel a bit awkward here among her friends. I have mostly been saying sorry and patting people’s arms a lot. I went in to see her and the room feels empty; I mean, I feel like I’m the only person present. Like there’s nothing there anymore, that Ellen as a human being is already gone. She was in her forties. Her husband and ex-husband are here. She was a teacher but had no kids of her own.
I doubt I will be leaving anytime soon. I doubt I will be able to update today.
On the bright side, Michael got a job offer today and accepted it.