Zero Mile – I Forgot to Say Goodbye

Posted by July 19, 2017

Nicki Salcedo

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia.

By Nicki Salcedo, contributor

Death is something that surprises us. Still.

This must be the thing that keeps us alive. Death the unthinkable, the foreign, the unexpected. If death was our friend, we would wait for it. We would forget to live.

We don’t believe that death is here or coming for us. Still, it surprises us.

The last time I talked to my friend Magnus Christon, we were in California. That’s the funny thing about Atlanta. You can be here for months and not see anyone, but as soon as you go out of town you run into your Georgia neighbors when you travel.

To read the full column on Atlanta Loop, click here.

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