Epilogue 32

It did not occur to me for quite some time that perhaps she would not be coming, that after all she had no unfinished business.

I followed the ambulance to the hospital, waited as they placed her in the morgue, waited as Rev Dave was called to identify her, waited as the undertaker washed her frail body with unashamed carelessness, and waited as she was buried by an immense crowd of friends.

I waited, but Elsbeth did not come.