Where I have been freed by my surgeon to live my life again, my first husband, Paul’s life is coming to an end.
His wife called both kids and is paying their way to Arizona. He had his last radiation today while I was dancing my way out of the doctor’s office. Margot is full of fear and in tears. My youngest will get here after four tomorrow, and they all will stop here for dinner on their way to Margot’s house. We all thought Mikey would long outlive Paul, but that’s not how it went.
Paul was a brilliant photographer, a great teacher, and a good sculptor. In the end, he found a balance in his life with a third family.
Life is Really in the Footnotes: