Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ready to Go Home
I am listening to "I'm Ready to Go Home" by the Louvin Brothers tonight after talking to my grandmother, who's living and soon to be dying a half a continent away back in Nebraska. She hadn't been doing well, but things have taken a turn for the worse. She told my mother today that she's ready to go to heaven. So tonight, I sit in my city apartment "back East" above a busy street, police sirens and car stereos blasting and think of the deathly quiet, Bible-black skies of my Great Plains homeland looking over my grandmother, and wish there was some way I could be there with her.