Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On A Personal Note

From my post on Thursday:

I had intended to post my own tribute to Michael Crichton today. But I discovered that remembering his death has disquieted me to the point where I am unable to focus enough to finish writing the tribute he deserves. Perhaps posting all these tributes from others has gotten to me. So I’ll post my tribute either Friday or Saturday.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to finish my tribute. In addition to the grief over Michael Crichton’s death, I’ve been dealing with another as well.

A very close friend of mine died of cancer two months ago today. She was 48 years old. I had known her for nineteen years and she was the closest thing I had to a sister.

When I try to work on my tribute to Michael Crichton, I end up thinking about my friend as well. The sadness multiplies and overwhelms me.

Too many good people have been lost to cancer. How many more?

I will finish and post my own tribute when I am able. In the mean time, I’ll post other things of interest about Michael Crichton.

Sorry for the delay, and thank you for your patience.


Unknown said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I think we all know "sadness multiplying". In June, I lost my last grandparent, and it still hurts a lot, we were close. So I don't want to even just imagine if someone so important dies much much much younger than my grandma was (almost twice younger, it's tragic). I'm with you. And don't worry about postponing your personal tribute. You will finish it when the time is right.

Clark said...

Marla, I am having the same problem with her loss. Instead of missing her less as time goes on, it makes me sadder every day when I think about her.

I am petting Maya right now and that is my advice. Be with your cats and it will be easier to handle.

Clark said...

OK, Meercat not Maya. I wish I could visit with the dead, but the technique eludes me.