The most wonderful time of the year? Last week was Suicide Week in the garden. It started Monday afternoon with the phone call about a former co-worker. I can say hardly say his name, or type it. Wednesday was the auspicious 12/12/12 and then the week morphed into two more families that had a mess to clean up. All were 49-50 year old white men. Some with with small children and young widows. By Friday the carnage was full blown and we had tickets to go see Mike Birbiglia at the beautiful Gillioz Theatre. Comic relief was needed.
This was one of Birbiglia’s last stops on this 2012 tour and there was no mention of the day’s tragic events at the show. Imagine trying to do comedy on such a terrible day when all you want to do is go home.
Today, Wall Street and many others are taking a moment of silence before beginning their day.