Bystanders | Moment's Notice
Last updated 7/6/2021 at 1:04pm
by·stand·er | \ ˈbī-ˌstan-dər \
bystander : one who is present but not taking part in a situation or event : a chance spectator
I was thinking the other day about a call I received from my mom a little over a year ago. She lives in another state and, before the pandemic, was always on her way somewhere, so I was never surprised when she called at odd times during the day. This time, though, her voice was shaking.
"What's wrong?" I asked, nervously, as you do when your parent is 2,000 miles away and getting older.
She had been on her way to the pool, and as she was coming to a stop...