April 11th, 2003

Dancing Thru

One less worry, and one more

I've gotten the memorial info posted onto various lists and to people who have requested it. A few more bits of distribution, and I can heave a sigh of relief. Only about 6 more phone calls to go, and those are all people who don't need directions to find the house.

But the one that worries me is Jana's mother. Her relationship with her daughter was estranged, and I had a painful conversation on the phone where she lashed out at everyone in her family for poisoning Jana's mind against her. It was such a litany of hate, and so far as I can tell, none of it was true. It was precisely this sort of litany that alienated Jana. And she felt that she never could please her mother. I want to do something here, but I don't know if I could ever get through to the woman. None so deaf as those who won't hear and all that. I also want to mitigate the underlying pain I feel, but the bottom line is that it was her actions that had this result, and about all she seems to be able to do is look for scapegoats.