First on the scene, the winner this time, was Richard Cloutier for CJOB - an email early Monday, mid-morning. "I gather you know we have a date. for the decision. Do you have a few minutes please for a chat? I hope you are well."
To me it was a note from a friend. "Thanks, Richard. Yikes, I don't have anything to say. I don't know what the decision will be. How do you know these things so quickly? :)
He sent me the link. I know there is a link - I just never think to check it. It is obvious, whoever checks it will be the first to know? I should have put an alert on it myself.
The link reports it all, OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that judgments in the following appeals will be delivered at 9:45 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 2015. This list is subject to change.
So I wrote him back immediately. "Thanks Richard - You can call me on Thursday - after I know. :) Up till then - nothing has changed for us ---. Do you still remember the night of the verdict when you hopped into our car to talk. It was full moon that night - crazy isn't it - how the story continues?"
I can't help but remember it all. It feels as if we are in the thick of it again.
He writes back, "I remember it too well. I remember all our conversations. Sometimes I wish I could forget but I am hoping and praying for justice. What’s the best way to reach you on Thursday?
I write back. "I will be at home...."
I am so glad that Cliff is back from that unscheduled, forced holiday to Ireland. We are - more or less- ready.
After that there are other calls... We alert our children.
Some of our friends have already asked us if we have chocolate .,..
We have chocolate ready, just for such occasions. Actually I don't need to eat more chocolate: I have had too much over this last year. It was a difficult year because I was writing the "book." I eat when I write about difficult topics - so now that the book is done, I don't need it. Or will I need it? How much will I need this time?
Which leads me to that big question - what will the decision be? My husband and I, wonder late into the night. It almost feels like a time to get up on stage. "Drum roll, please. Envelope please."
It is silly to wonder because the decision won't really change anything for us - not really. It won't change who we are - or what we believe - or what has happened to us.
Actually, I think this decision is for everyone else.
I think there is a lot at stake for everyone else in this decision - a lot!
And for this reason, I hope they have made the right decision - whatever that means.
“There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say "I will be ready when I am perfect" because then you will never be ready, rather one must say "I am raw and I am ready just like this right now, how and who I am.”
― C. JoyBell C.