The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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Linda Sweet lives in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, and teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico in Los Alamos.
I stayed in bed, letting the news sink in. My father, whom I both loved and hated: gone. His death was a blessing. It was. I stared out the window at the gray Vermont sky. The house was quiet with the presence of death.