Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm Writing an Obituary Today

9 comments:

Fran said...

I'm sure this is bittersweet- you will miss your friend so much it hurts your heart, On the other hand, her struggle with cancer is over- and she went on her terms, which I think is the optimal exit strategy, if given the opportunity.
I hope you can think of happy memories to write about, celebrating the good times of her life, her passion and joy- including your near & dear friendship.
Amidst the tears & ink, remember the joy.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so very sorry you've lost your dear friend.

Utah Savage said...

Fran, that's very good advise. I will do my very best to give Zelita's family and friends the Zelita we all loved and all knew and experienced as the talented, loving, vibrent person I remember. She was a multi-talented woman with children and grandchildren, a religious community, so many friends near and in far flung places.

Elizabeth, thank you. I'm sorry too, but I'm glad she's no longer suffering. Sometimes death is a good thing. And she was where she wanted to be when she died.

thelass said...

I recently had to write my younger brother's obituary. It was both a difficult task and an oddly joyous one. I was happy to present the "him" I loved for public consumption. I hope you find some catharsis in writing Z's as well. xo

sunshine said...

Beautiful song. :)
If anyone can write a beautiful tribute to their friend, it's you.

Thinking of you...

((hugs))
Laura

The Peach Tart said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know from your writing, how much she meant to you.

Randal Graves said...

What Fran said.

Sherry said...

i'm very sorry for your pain.

themom said...

Sorry to bother you, I am TheDaughter from Attentive Aphorist's blog. My mom wanted you to know what has been happening with her so if you could ck out her blog I lefta brief description of what is going on and I also keep updating her facebook if you get a chance. Thanks