Trauma sears memories in to your brain — I can relive the minutes surrounding the one I found out. I got a phone call on the way to the Stanford fields off El Camino. Kitty and Bob were on the line with air traffic control since the plane hadn’t landed. We found out it had crashed in North Carolina. I was sitting in the grass, coworkers playing Ultimate nearby, when I found out my parents were dead. I reacted by slapping my forehead which I didn’t realize was a thing people actually did. I called Laine and she didn’t answer…

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