A stunning post about my beloved friend….thank you, Lucy!
“Just as people have eyes to see light with and ears to hear sounds with, so they have hearts for the appreciation of time.”— Michael Ende
If you are skittish about the topic of death, then stop reading this post right now. Or better yet, don’t. I used to be one of those people, superstitious that talk of death would draw it nearer somehow. Yet, when one of my closest friends was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it became a topic I could not avoid. And guess what? I found out that talking about death could actually be a very life affirming act.
I’ve been reminded of this irony recently by a friend of a friend of mine, a man I never met but whose forthright manner of living with and ultimately dying from ALS has inspired and touched me since I first heard his story. When my friend Barbara McAfee asked me to create a…
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My oldest friend (since nursery school) was diagnosed this summer with ovarian cancer and is undergoing her first round of chemo right now. Ovarian cancer is usually a killer, because it’s usually caught too late. But Marla’s was discovered fairly early, as happened for another dear friend, Sheryl, back in 1987. Sheryl is still alive and well today, and that allows me to be hopeful about Marla’s prognosis at least for the time being. But the shadow remains, and it’s scary. So it’s good to be reminded that Love is up to the challenge.
Oh, honey….sending you much love! Sigh….