Shari MacDonald Strong

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto: 1953-2007


I feel sick to my stomach, have been rocking back and forth, since hearing the news about Benazir Bhutto's assassination. The first female prime minister in the Muslim world, a woman trying to transform the world, a mother. I feel like Pakistan just lost their Bobby Kennedy. I'm in shock.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Morbid Humor Day at the Strongs

Will: Mama, I'm your friend forever. I'm your friend all the way to the United States, to the galaxies. I'm your friend to the future!

Me: Wow, that's a lot.

Will: I'm your friend even after I'm dead. I hope I get buried next to you. I can dig a hole and we can hold hands.

Me: ...

Will: Unless I dig a bigger hole, and I crawl into your part.

Me: ...

Will: UNLESS! I dig a hole and get out!


****LATER (AFTER I TELL CRAIG THIS STORY)***


Craig: I'm not so much about the digging a hole, about getting buried. I'd like to have my ashes scattered across the Deschutes, over my favorite fishing hole.

Me: So what's going to happen to me?

Craig (helpfully): You could learn to fish.

Me: Maybe they could just scatter my ashes over a library.