On the first Sunday in December I awoke with a sore throat. So I drank tea and had a very quiet Sunday. I listened to a radio program about Miriam Makeba. I was struck by a sense of her voice that reminded me of Nancy LaMott. I also thought about all the people who were important to me, who have died. This sense of loss is one of those ongoing issues that one faces as one ages. Friends, family members, favorite musicians all these people who I took for granted. Now I miss their presence in my life.
I was encouraged by hearing David Garland interview Meredith Monk, who wrote a whole album called "impermanence".