527,040 Minutes Ago

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(For “Rent” fans, it was a leap year; “Seasons of Love” does not always have the same cadence for the mathematically inclined.)

At Jim’s “Closing Ceremonies” I mentioned many of his lasts, though we did not necessarily know they were lasts at the time.

Exactly one year ago, Jim and our sons and I made the last trip Jim was able to take, to southern Maine, and saw our youngest child perform.

Of tens of thousands of photographs Jim took, this was the last. Our daughter and her teammates stepped off at 6:00 that night.  Our graceful, leonine-haired dancer is in the center, arms outstretched.

The soundtrack to this picture was the lingering, softening last notes of “The Dog Days are Over.”  For months before, as I listened to the music while she rehearsed for countless hours, my brain heard a mondegreen: “The Dark Days are Over.”

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like evidentiary issues, jury instructions, expert witnesses, and forensic evidence. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2016 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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