‘Winter sale – jackets now $99 each’ such an innocuous sign, typical for the last month of winter. A stark reminder that you’re no longer here.

I remember buying you the same jacket during the same sale two years ago- a red one, the least ugly, in my opinion. it’s your favourite brand, you said it’s because it’s lightweight but super warm. At the time I smiled – how so like you, favouring practicality over fashion. You wore it often during the bitter cold months of your illness. Sinking deeper and deeper into it as the cancer shrunk you more and more.

‘Winter sale – jackets now $99 each’…you know I’d buy you a thousand if it will only bring you back.