Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Year of Mourning - Aninut - Mourning No Man’s Land (Nov. 29, 2017)

So I’m an Onenet. Russell and I arrived yesterday (November 28). Everyone else arrives today. The funeral is set. It’s paid for. Taharah will be done later today. We’ve chosen a tallit, his favourite. I wonder if maybe that one should have been kept. But there’s no changing our minds now. It’s a tallit I made for him almost 2 decades ago. It seems fitting that he be wrapped in it.

And so we wait today. We wait for others to arrive. We look at photos. We share stories. We cry and we laugh. Mostly, we wait.