Reminders of mortality
Sad. I received a brief email from a dear friend this morning canceling our lunch plans because her Mom has died, suddenly and unexpectedly, from a heart attack. I can only imagine the pain that she must be feeling right now. I can't do a damned thing to lessen that pain, and I hate that!
The news comes at a time when I have been struggling for a while to find the enthusiasm and energy to keep fighting the good fight against the bad guys, and when I find myself turning away from mailing lists and online relationships that I have had for years, and regretting it afterwards - but sadly, once some doors are closed they cannot be reopened.
A faint silver lining in the cloud hanging over my dear friend's head, is the fact that her pain and loss has resulted in my cuddling on the couch with my family, instead of sitting at the computer, staring at a blinking cursor, trying to work out what the heck I'm going to write for my blog that isn't merely a regurgitation of the latest KB articles, all the while lamenting the loss of my Muse, and longstanding associations. My friend's loss has given me back my perspective, albeit too late.
Teresa - I am and always will be here for you. Hugs to you.