I returned to my desk in the shared office on campus tonight after 2 weeks. Last time I was sitting in this chair, I learned of my father's death. I stayed around in the office till about 8:30 PM that Monday. I was in no hurry to return home. Nobody was waiting for me but a big silence. And knowledge of my father's death.
Sitting in this chair now, focusing on my work is rather hard for my brain wanders away every other second. But, well, I guess I need to finish this stupid work and, more importantly, distract myself from this pain. So, I am going back to work again.