It has been fifteen years, but I can still remember every moment of that year. It is cased in a vitrine, and the things I see through the wavy plexiglass are indistinct and as odd as that car going the wrong way on the parking garage ramp.
Eiren Caffall is a musician and writer living in Chicago. She writes songs, fiction, and essays about personal loss, global climate change, and the wisdom that comes whether we like it or not. She makes music under her own name, and has produced four albums. Her latest release is titled "Slipping the Holdfast." Her writing has appeared on The Manifest Station, Tikkun Daily, The Civil Twilight Project, The Time After, and at her website at eirencaffall.com. She is currently at work on her fifth album and first novel. She lives with her son Dexter, and they spend most of their time raising kittens and collecting fossils.