I’ve finally made contact with a family member.

Four phone calls yesterday — two wrong numbers, two messages left that I didn’t anticipate that anyone would receive.

Except someone did, and now I finally have a connection to the family. The question now: What next? It is wearisome saying “I don’t know what to say” over and over again, but I don’t.

I mean, turn it around: Someone contacts you about a sibling who died two decades ago, and it turns out to be her long-lost son. What do you expect him to say?

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