Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Birthday

My mother is 95 today. Her first caller is her ex-son-in-law. He brings lilies- which I stick in a wine bottle because nothing else is slender enough. They have a conversation- part of which goes...

Ex S-I-L: X was working at Cern

M: What do they do there?

Ex S-I-L: They're trying to find out how the world began...

M: Hmph! (pause) Does it matter?
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