27 March 2012

Tuesday Chaos

Gillon St., Charleston, S.C.
Gillon St. is one of the charming cobblestone streets down near the water front. The story is that ships used the heavy stones as ballast for weight and then dumped them on the streets of Charleston.

I have lived two or three lives today and am glad to be home.

My day began with a neighbor pounding on my door calling for help for a roommate she thought was dying. He didn't, although he is in serious condition. I helped her deal with rescue workers, got to work, met with the son of a dear former volunteer who had passed away and then attended her funeral. She was fittingly buried in her hospital volunteer uniform. I topped off the evening by serving as photographer for the hospital's employee service awards at the Convention Center. Home feels very sweet.