Her mother called to alert us: Alice was missing.
I was saddened but not surprised because Alice had a history of missingness. The client/patient/friend has a right to self-determine. If an adult woman wants to stop taking her meds and buy designer luxury items on clearance, there isn’t much any of us can do about it. By the time Alice bought a pair of Donna Karan spike heeled leather boots in eggplant purple*, her missingness was already among us.