I Remember – #748

I remember my wife reversing down our driveway and accidentally turning the car just enough that the back left wheel went up and over on to the brick retaining wall.  And just like that it was stuck – for hours, until RACQ rescued it (though not before the puzzled RACQ driver gently implied that it may not be salvageable without ruining the car).

-8 October 2016

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I Remember – #746

I remember receiving an email about my friend Sarah, who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  The email was from a friend I didn’t know, and it outlined the plan of communication, which was to send irregular emails with updates on her health and progress.  Sarah did not herself which to be overly bombarded with emails or meet-ups – she didn’t have much time, and her tiny daughter needed her more than any of us.  My first, less than admirable, reaction was to lament that now I was of an age where people my own age were becoming sick and dying of illnesses, and not just accidents.

-6 October 2016

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I Remember – #745

I remember stumbling into a tiny bar in Kyoto where three young Japanese men played jazz for an hour while we drank beer and whiskey.  There were about five of us in total watching them play, including the owner.  It was one of the more accidentally intimate and touching experiences of our Japanese 2016 trip.

-5 October 2016

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