Kate asked her mother about Julia while they cleared up after dinner. “She’s so herself—smart, funny, connected, loving. All she needs is a new body. She told me on the phone today that cancer is a humbling experience that is burnishing her soul.” Georgina was trying to speak without emotion, but she could feel her heartbeat rising like thunder as she talked about her sister. It was getting harder to see a way for Julia to turn this around, resurrect her body. It was unthinkable that Julia might not live on earth much longer. Then where would she be? How do the spheres of the living and the dead intersect? Would her sister peek out at her from behind the stars if she no longer walked the earth?
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