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March Ninth is always a day of remembrance for me.  Twenty-six years ago on this day one of the best friends I've ever had left this world, far far too young.  He was an amazing presence, an artist, a non-conformist, an explorer, and a really fun person to be around. He not only tolerated my teen angst but helped me bear it, while experiencing spiritual confoundedness of his own. The time that we spent as friends left a permanent imprint on my life, which I'm deeply profoundly grateful for, and while sometimes it's overlooked because it's been there so long, when Spring comes and the redwing blackbirds trill in the trees I can't help but remember my old friend, and also to some extent feel even now that pang of loss. 

And today my husband got word that a cousin of his is in a coma.

And today my mother tells me that her neighbor has leukemia.

As the Beatles said, "Tomorrow never knows."  

Date: 2012-03-10 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillbertini.livejournal.com
I think those people are so special because they touch us in those ways. I'm glad you had someone like that in your life, even if he isn't present physically any more.

I fear I hear the clock tick all too loudly.

Date: 2012-03-11 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampscribbler.livejournal.com
I'm so grateful, too. Thanks, Jill. :)

That clock, that ticking, sometimes it's enough to make you lose sight of where you are right now. Balancing the moment with the knowledge that moments are not unlimited is sometimes hard work.

Date: 2012-03-12 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeniwrites.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. *Hugs* Hoping the weekend brought some rest and peace, in spite of the time change (darn time change).

Date: 2012-03-13 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampscribbler.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I took yesterday *off*, spent most of the day reading books. It was very much needed. Unfortunately I was still sluggish today, but I don't think that being stressed yesterday would have made that any better.

Now I'm hoping to get some sleep tonight. Which means I really should not be on the computer right now! Good night. :)

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