Sunday, August 07, 2005

Max in the America

Here I am in LA, 10 days earlier than originally planned. I left Prague 5 days ahead of schedule and skipped going to London ostensibly to be able to go to a funeral here, but I think I really just wanted to see my mom.

My dad called me at 1.40 a.m. on Saturday to tell me that he had got my ticket changed and that my flight from Prague was at 7.45. I went back to sleep for 3 hours. Prague-London, London-New York, New York-LA. My parents were waiting for me at the airport and I saw immediately on my mom's face that Annie had died while I was flying. Annie had been my mom's best friend for 35 years, and my very good friend too.

It feels weird to be in the America but I think I needed to take some time out and just come back here and be a spoiled kid for a while at my parents' house. Dad made martinis when we got home and I booked a ticket to go to Denver next weekend.


beamis said...

When you coming to see Zion?

Monkey's Max said...

Beamis, I have to work on that.

beamis said...

Talk to DD when you're in Denver, he can give you good directions.

Anonymous said...

'Talk to DD'....come on Beamis - why do you think she made the Denver Detour? It is all about seeing DD!!