Need Some Space

May 21, 2023

There is something huge — really huge — that I haven’t been able to write about yet.

Today, I got a chance to spend nearly three hours talking with David’s sister. I’ve been needing that connection to begin the process of grieving. I need time now to process our conversation. A lot happened in Davis while I was gone — two people killed, another critically hurt, a town in a state of trauma and likely forever scarred. I need to think about all that. I need to feel. The space and time to do that has not yet been available.


I like this tree. It’s a eucalyptus. It’s solid, gigantic, and pure muscle. It is reaching way, way up and almost disappearing into the vastness of the blue sky and the intensity of the hot sun. I find it comforting.