Saturday, September 5, 2009

out on a limb

Kat hated to see her sister all alone.

"I shouldn't have told you," Christine sighed when they got back and Christine got into the red wine. All Kat could do was watch. "I'm perfectly capable of having my own life."

"I know, its such a shock. You're so much stronger than me." Kat told her sister as they sat on the couch together reminsing about 80's music and how great Devo and Adam Aunt were.

"No, I'm not." Christine looked at Kat as if she was crazy. "I think we know who the strong one is here. You're having a baby."

"Crazy more like it." Kat shrugged.

"Suppose."

"I forgot to ask, have you heard from Mom?" Kat thought she might see if she could tell her the news.

"Kind of." Christine said. "I got a post card. Good thing I didn't move. I guess she's all right. I hope so. I mean, its impossible to know if she's, you know, losing her mind or not. I don't know. It was a post card with sunflowers. Do they have sunflowers in Canada?"

"Yes."

"Well, she's having a glorious time where ever she is." Christine sipped her wine.

"She's a free spirit. Amazing she even had time for us at all." Kat crossed arms then not sure what to think of their mother, the world traveler, evidently.

"Did that ever bother you?" Christine wanted to know.

"No." Kat shook her head. "After Dad died and she went to Maine to help with that friend of his, I just thought, that's Mom. And then she just kept going to see this friend in Florida or California. I don't exactly know where the money came from, but she liked taking care of people."

"Well, I'd like for her take care of me, you know." Christine finally expressed.

"No, you wouldn't." Kat didn't believe her. "We're the ones who should be taking care of her. And I feel like the worst daughter in the world that I can't even find her."

6 comments:

diane said...

You have to sacrifice something to be a "free" spirit. Maybe that's why I never go anywhere.

Cait said...

Now you sound like me.

dapper kid said...

Aww that is so sad. As much as I am sure their mother is happy to be traveling wherever the wind takes her, it must be hard not having a connection with her own children.

dapper kid said...

Aww that is so sad. As much as I am sure their mother is happy to be traveling wherever the wind takes her, it must be hard not having a connection with her own children.

e.l. said...

It would be scary wondering where she is.

cass and cady said...

so tuff to be in that situation.