March 17, 2013
Saint Patrick's Day
For the past ten years I have marked this day by photographing Boston's Saint Patrick's Day parade for Aunt Josie.
She got a kick out of seeing the mirth and pageantry of people celebrating her birthday, unwittingly.
I did not go today.
Aurora Borealis danced quietly in the predawn sky when I bought an airplane ticket to Aunt Josie's funeral.
I spent the afternoon preparing for a, not entirely sad, journey to my Alabama home and remembering.