I found out on Monday morning that the partner of a coworker of mine unexpectedly passed away last week. I saw him today, only briefly, and was at a total loss for what to say. What do you tell someone whose heart is torn out? We shared a brief hug and I told him I was so sorry, but there is never anything to say in moments like these that is right or enough.

It is at times like this that I try to put myself in that position, to attempt an understanding of what it must feel like, because if I can understand it, maybe I can take on some of that burden.

His partner’s name was Debbie and she was a talented artist and illustrator and she died much, much too young. I hope that whatever comes after this life is safe and warm and beautiful for her and for everyone who has made it there ahead of us.

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  1. E's Mom
    July 10, 2008

    *takes a moment of silence*

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