Groceries After Midnight

Athena: “Now my kids are on their own, married or not, working past midnight, grocery shopping past midnight because its the middle of their work day. I’m encumbered by an elderly aunt who keeps up the kitchen but has never cooked, a puppy named Sam, 4 aging cats, and, for the moment, a Down syndrome 21 year old man. So I’m grocery shopping before midnight. I’m tired nonetheless. My legs are heavy, feet tired. I have done less than I ought to have done today. There are always patients to care for, manuscripts to review, letters to Deans and Chiefs explaining the obvious.”

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