The Worst News

Last night they took Gary off of life support and my friend lost her best friend and soul mate. There are even fewer words than before and I’m deeply saddened that this had to happen. Two people in my life have lost their partners in the last month and a half, both sudden and unexpected; both far too young.

I don’t know what is happening to the world, why the energy feels like it is shifting and turning into something cold and hard and ugly. All I know is that when I feel like my only option is to go along with it, to get angry and grow distant, the truth is that I have to open my heart a little wider to let out some of the light; to take on some of that burden for others who can’t.

I hope that whatever Gary encounters beyond this life is filled with the things he loved most.


  1. August 16, 2008

    My heart goes out to you, all of you. May you be able to find peace in this madness. Releasing the light in your heart is one way to progress down that path.

  2. August 17, 2008

    i am so very sorry to hear about your loss. having experienced more death than care for, sometimes the best thing we can do for friends is to just love them and let them know we’re there walking beside them. the words aren’t so important.

  3. heathen
    August 17, 2008

    I appreciate the condolences and kindness. I didn’t really know Gary, I knew his wife and how much she adored him as did his wide network of family and friends. I know he is greatly missed by everyone and though I didn’t really know him, I know how much a part of her he has been.

  4. August 17, 2008

    I’m really sorry for your friend. I can’t imagine losing the person who means the most to you way, way before his/her time. You’re right when you say we have to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones. Birth, death — it’s all part of life. It’s just very sad when it happens like this

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