as i wipe the snot from my nose and the tears from my eyes, i think to myself, dang, i’ve really only known these two nuns for about a month now, and already i’m so sad to see them go…with the closing of this convent, they are moving out the nuns little by little…the older nuns go to dobbes ferry and the other nuns go somewhere else in lower manhattan.
this morning michelle and i woke up early to eat breakfast then say bye to sister augustine and sister sylvia. sister augustine is 96 and sister sylvia is um, very old. haha i dont know how old. sister sylvia is an established poet and sister augustine is from a family of performers…she still sings, like, well, and she is so cute. she was sleeping on the little bench thing waiting for the car to pick her up.
every time i sit across from her during the meals, she talks about the big tree outside the window and starts singing a solo she sang when she was in high school. haha it’s so cute!
sister sylvia can’t really talk or hear, but we gave her kisses, and she kissed us back. sister augustine was sleeping, but one of the nurses was like, auggie, there are people here who want to say goodbye to you!…so she woke up, and said very loudly, goodbye! and starting singing…it was so precious. then she fell asleep. haha!
and then the nurses and all of their fellow sister nun people came, and then me and michelle, and we were just so sad to see them go! 🙁 but she gave us a kiss…and she said, “i’m going where all the old people go, then to the cemetery.” i hated hearing that…but that’s also the truth, and that’s also what makes me so sad…but wow, they’re going to be rockstars in heaven. i know it.
and on that note, good morning 🙂 my tummy is full with an egg and some toast. way to keep it healthy. i know.