It’s over. My mother died today at 12:10 p.m. Pacific time. My father and I were on our way to the hospital; her best friend, Shirley, was at her bedside.
She had not really been conscious since late Sunday night; since yesterday afternoon she had been in a deepening coma.
It is a great relief that this awful time is over, and that her long years of pain and struggle are at an end. I will write a proper farewell to this extraordinary woman as soon as I can find the right words.
A remarkable thing happened later this afternoon.