Bearing Witness. – The Manifest-Station

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” –Elie WieselNew Years Day, somewhere after two a.m., my boyfriend and I had barely fallen to sleep when the unwelcome shrill of the phone awakened us. In that gray, dreamlike state, eyes gummy and hearts hammering, alarm zigged up my spine. Erik bolted up in bed, gasping awake, as though the animal instinct in his body knew what news the caller bore, an anguished string of words spewed into my ear by his younger brother: “Our dad is dead.”His father was fifty-six years old. Erik, only thirty-two.

via Bearing Witness. – The Manifest-Station.

via Bearing Witness. – The Manifest-Station.

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