I have an iPod mini. Yes, a mini. I think I got it in 2005 – gray-scaled screen, turn dial. Do you remember? What I know is that it still gots juice. And it’s what I have in the Bose docking station at home. Mind you it has been ages since I synced it with iTunes, so it has some really old playlists. Which I love.

This morning I chose playlist “October 2008” and Paper Planes by M.I.A. came on. I f’ing love this song. Love. It. And it reminds me of amm.

Paper Planes was on the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire. I know I have written about this before, but I will again. After I watched the movie, I knew it was one I wanted to share with my parents. So one time when they were in town visiting, we went to The Garneau to watch it.

And have you listened to the soundtrack? It’s amazing. All the songs connect with me.

Anyhoo, I had this soundtrack in the car that I drove back and forth from the hospital to the house each day while in the hospital with amm. And I would crank this song. Roll down the windows. And drive.

Leave the hospital parking lot. West on 11th Ave. North on 100th Street. West on 12th Ave..or 13th Ave…or 14th Ave…or 15th Ave..whichever one until I hit Railway. Then cruised up Railway, along the road amm would have her walks. Overlooking the river. North-east on Greise Street – we joked about this being the shortest street that no one actually lived on. Then left. Then curved right. Then left. Then right. Then curved left. And then home.

Everyday. And then back the next morning.