I just got off the phone with my sister. It was nice to hear from her, but I sure wish that our conversations were more regular and less dense with portent. Doesn't she know that having the ground pulled out from under me with her latest news reminds me too much of the last September that happened? The fact that she called me while staying home from her new job in Manhattan because of the RNC only makes the body memories that much more intense. Will her wake ever get less choppy?