A Year From Now Ago
At a certain point as my mother lay in the hospital slowly dying I realized in watching the orderly and systematic routine of the nurses and doctors coming and going from the room, as well observed the traveling of her focus to who she would say were "their" visitations (the spirits) I understood that it wasn't just that she was dying but more so that as I'd sat there in the hospital what she was enabling me to do and giving life to was this piece. Her constant urging of me to look ahead, firmly plant feet now and reflect back on all that she was to me then is what made A Year From Now Ago. This work is about what often is said to be that last moment and flash of your life before your eyes in the end. Each section takes you through a fantasy of herself, which becomes the reality and her nightmare and leads to her inevitable departure.