Monday, December 28, 2009

The Latest in the Series

Relatively speaking, four days can seem to be a lifetime. If you are stranded at sea or trapped in an avalanche or at a Bar Association convention, then four days can seem to be forever. But when your son who lives 2000 miles away is in your time zone for four days, it is not nearly enough time. In Deep Blue Sea, LL Cool J's character said it best, "Einstein's theory of relativity. Grab hold of a hot pan, second can seem like an hour. Put your hands on a hot woman, an hour can seem like a second. It's all relative."

These past few days, the hours have seemed like seconds. And now today, Rob and Margaret are on a plane jetting west, depositing him back in the Mountain Time Zone. We should have developed a bit of a rhythm performing this dance by now. It seems as if I have spent the better part of the past eighteen months saying either picking Rob up an airport or leaving him at one. While the leaving part of the dance is never fun, I take a bit of solace in knowing at the time of drop off when it is that I shall be seeing him again.

This trip home however was different in that he heads back to the place where he currently resides without knowing when he will next be here. If I had to wager a guess, I would not anticipate seeing him again until either the spring or the summer. What is six months when you say it really fast? It is six months. Trust me when I tell you that saying it faster does not make the time pass more quickly.

Man that Einstein was a real son of a b*tch. And I am afraid it is time for goodbye again.

-AK

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