November 8, 2008
Today I, Emily, died. I was there having a baby and then we were all in the cemetery. I was confused, and felt still part of the living world. But there I was in the cemetery, asking if I could go back just for a day. And they let me. But it was so strange. I wanted to pause every second of it to savor it, but on it went in its usual way, and I couldn't get anyone to stop and look at me, so finally I gave up on the living and went to my place among the dead.