Until somebody mentioned it, I forgot the whole deal where the government shuts off the heat. It must have been off for days already. Horribly sick, which means I don't have to go anywhere.
What would being here as an older person be like? I told a friend the other day I was afraid of losing my Americanness if I stayed here the rest of my life. What did that mean, he wondered. I didn't know how to respond. Just a vague feeling of loss. Shouldn't one, for example, be surrounded by one's fellow country folk late in life?