My baby sister, you may know, has late stage ovarian cancer. That is a bad cancer to have...
She is my only sister and we're close. She lives 4 hours south of me in Eugene. We email a lot, but don't talk all that often because I'm on Verizon and she's on something else so it costs us minutes to talk unless we wait till after 9:00, but by then she's often tired. And weekends are hectic for both of us.
Today, I wanted to talk to her, so I made a mental note to try to remember to call her right at 9:00.
Then I got up from my computer and was walking down the hall to my bedroom thinking about finding my slippers when it struck me. I am not calling my only sister during the day, my kid sister that I will lose within the next half dozen years...because I am saving my minutes.
We go through life in half a daze of habit and unexamined behavior most of the time, don't we?
In a few years, how many minutes would I be willing to "un-save" to talk to my sister?