Following is my Week One entry to Real LJ Idol, on the topic "saying goodbye." When I find out details about how to vote, I'll share them.
More than a decade ago, I took a cross-country flight. Before I left, I couldn't shake a feeling of foreboding, so I wrote letters to those I cared about, placing them in my safe deposit box. The letters contained things they already knew: that I loved them and that, when I'm gone, they get my stuff.
Of course, as you might have already guessed, my premonition didn't come true, at least not the way I'd feared. Yes, something bad thing did happen. My return flight was delayed due to fog, and I missed my connection in Minneapolis. Being stuck overnight in the Twin Cities wasn't exactly fun, but it's better than death.
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