Big Change, ch. 13: Mitch Lowell [null]

Monitoring: Mitch Lowell [null]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7:35 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
3:35 Coordinated Universal Time
Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Rewind—

The old woman and her son have been sitting there in the booth, eating and quietly fuming at each other, since before Mitch had arrived at the diner that morning. They are eating with deliberate movements, as if each bite required consideration before they could progress, lest something important be missed. He isn’t sure if they’re going to a funeral later that day—they are dressed formally, the man in a green suit and his mother or grandmother in white. It would account for the gravity with which they seemed to be approaching their meal, and in retrospect perhaps he had judged too quickly in interpreting their mood as angry. Continue reading

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