by J. S. Martin
|I can't remember the first time I
realized I was dying. I had known for quite some
time that I had a liver disease that was slowly dragging
my soul toward the inevitable. But like many people who
are staring into the eyes of mortality, I chose to play
the martyr and went on a binge.
That's when I met Sally. She was originally from Denver, but now (as she likes to tell everyone) she is an "Earth Girl." "We are all from the Earth," she would say when asked about her roots. "And I am the Earth Girl. I am from everywhere and am filled with the spirit of Mother Nature. And only Father Time can stop me from being alive."