Of course I thought about her an awful lot. There's a partially destroyed billboard north of Harrisburg that says:
I remember the first time we saw that; I said "That's weird, wonder what it means?" and she instantly replied, "It's saying YOU ARE missing -- U R, get it?". So smart, so quick.
Anyway, I loaded up a stack of CDs for the drive, as we used to do (pre-iPod!), and rediscovered some great music. I spent a lot of the time listening to my second-favorite Canadian prog-rock band, Rush. We saw them play once at Nissan Pavilion; I think that was the first live rock concert she ever went to.
One tune in particular was on heavy rotation most of the trip home, Afterimage from 1984's Grace Under Pressure:
Suddenly, you were gone
From all the lives you left your mark upon
I learned your love for life
I feel your presence
I feel the way you would
This just can't be understood...