Monday, March 23, 2009

The moment of passing

Giselle tells Bertrand about Dorothy’s death.


Giselle: She passed away. 8:55 last night.

Bertrand: Oh, I’m sorry.

Giselle: I was with her at the end. I’d just dropped in and was just leaving and saying I’d be back to see her in the morning.

Bertrand: So you saw her go?

Giselle: She just sighed, like she was really tired, and that was her last breath.



There are certain facts commonly reported in the passing of a soul. The time of passing. Any last words. An expression on their face.

Conventions that clear the way for words of remembering and grief.


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