Unfortunately the news from Germany is not the best – no it’s downright depressing. When we humans get really old and can’t take care of ourselves anymore, the situation gets serious. That is about the essence of what Bea tells me on the phone. And it seems like a 13 day stay might not be enough to get a handle on things. Most likely Bea’s mom will not be able to return to her apartment. What that means I don’t have to elaborate about. You all know it. You all have or had parents getting old. And it makes me doubly sad as I think that 20 years from now we will be at the same stage of age. And what is 20 years really? We have been in Canada for more than 11 years and didn’t the time fly by just like that?