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loose ends

Well, here it is March already. I spent several days buried in paperwork, tying up the loose ends of 2008, finished and filed my taxes and submitted the FAFSA aps- always a good thing to put behind you. You know what I’m talking about if you are not independently wealthy and have kids in college.
I continue on here with one foot in front of the other while life for my dad is closing in and he is turning inward more and more.
There has thankfully been a steady stream of sisters there since I returned and they and my mom along with hospice care have been keeping him comfortable, humored, and in good company in these final days. My sister told me today that he had been making odd hand motions these past two days and they finally decided he was trying to tie imaginary knots. They gave him some string to work with and that seemed to satisfy for a bit. He also communicated a dream he had last night about being in an airport traveling but that he hadn’t yet arrived-wasn’t sure where he was going. And as I went about my day today I kept returning to these thoughts. I see him, his mind busy, his hands trying to tie up life’s loose ends as he makes his way home. It’s a comfort of sorts.