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Carrying

She and I sat in the afternoon light behind home plate on Monday as the Washington Nationals took batting practice, and she talked of the house she grew up in, carrying.

Carrying

Melissa Maani came up with the idea of a special night at the ballpark. She's the Phillies' graphic artist and she was raised with a mentally ill loved one - schizophrenia. If she can sell 500 $14 tickets to the May 26th game vs the Marlins, she gets to select a film that introduces the illness that might just claim one out of four of us. We get to watch championship baseball for cheap. A win-win.

She and I sat in the afternoon light behind home plate on Monday as the Washington Nationals took batting practice, and she talked of the house she grew up in, carrying.

And I thought of this song by Ben Folds.

Her window was hung like a painting
She worried it might come to life
She stared for hours
So obsessed was I and self-absorbed that I
Didn't see that she was
Crying

Daniel Rubin Inquirer Columnist
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