Wednesday February 7, 2018
Hiking With My Shadow
Mimi makes the chocolate birthday cake for Don’s birthday. She mixes wet and dry. Stirs in eggs and oil. She meticulously follows her mother’s recipe. It’s Don’s favourite cake. She’ll make the frosting and ice the cake tomorrow, right before the party.
“Mimi?” Don’s home early.
“I’m in the kitchen.” Of course she is. He knows that’s where to find her. She whisper calls, because Jonah’s napping.
“Mimi, it’s Dad. He’s in the hospital in Calgary and I have to go right away.”
“We’ll come with you…” She’s already taking off her apron.
“No, no… There’s no point. He’ll probably be dead by the time I get there.”