Prop up your pillow so that you’re sitting on bed. Stare at the wall in the dark. Hope that it gets boring.
I see the words fuzzily dance up and down, slowly, in the computer screen ahead. I sit and stare just as she would, for what seems like a long time with no other plans in my life. And only then, does my mother make complete sense to me.
Vacation time! Oh, where’re u gonna go? I’m just gonna lay down and stare