"I lost my father too, though we were never close," Saul observed ruefully.
"My mother and I were very close," Aurelia said, reminiscing about how kind and warm her mother had always been,"I miss her very much. Some days, I wake up and I forget that she's gone. And I can go about for hours thinking about my mother as if she's still here. But then I realize she isn't and its invariably sad."