Tuesday, January 12
Front drive, 17:00
Auo died seven years ago today, and we both spend much of the day thinking about her. We think about her most days but today her absence hangs over everything. I think that the mini-figures that we built yesterday acted as a kind of preliminary action for this.
Snow falls all day, and we discover that Minna has left a snow lantern for Auo at the front corner of our yard, where she has left one in previous years. Unfortunately the snow has opted to fill the lantern and snuff out the candle.
We appreciate the gesture though, more than we can say.