Sad news of the death of Thomas’ mother, by way of a sudden heart-attack. Talked with sis later in the evening, with her at work catching up on events there. Spoke of a family with little desire to hear from but the closest relatives, so opted not to send flowers with V’s and my name on them. Sad, sad news. Talked about religion, the scheme of things. She hasn’t as yet come to many of the conclusions she’d like, Sis, not for the lack of trying. What she does possess is an ability – much admired by yours truly – to rid her system of emotions, notably by way of tears. I harbor no doubt she’ll need them in the trying time ahead. ~~~ Tomorrow Monday. Am hoping for a quiet day.