Saturday March 27, 2004

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

There is so much to be grateful for in life…it can be hard to see how much you have to be grateful for until you realise how suddenly you could lose someone or something you love.  Looking over my life, my losses have been so small.  What would I do if tomorrow I woke up to a phone call telling me a close friend had unexpectedly died?  Maybe I’ve watched too many musicals…so death doesn’t seem real.  I think it just has never hit close enough to become real, and I have no idea how I’ll deal with it if it ever does.  I have no idea how to comfort people who have suffered loss greater than anything I’ve known.  I need to learn how to be there for other people.


Comments 3

  1. SoloMio wrote:

    Perhaps we’ve all read too many potboilers, seen too many movies with neat, romantic Hollywood endings. But knowing you as I do, I do not worry about you having the right thing to say, or being able to comfort someone who has suffered a great loss. I don’t think there is a particularly appropriate thing to say in such a situation. Sometimes words, however much we adore them, are insufficient. But your presence, your thoughtfulness, your true and dear compassion, these are invaluable in such dire times. And I know you have these qualities in abundance…

    Posted 29 Mar 2004 at 16:13
  2. wytehare wrote:


    Posted 29 Mar 2004 at 19:14
  3. cellowest wrote:

    yes.  tell you’re friends you love them NOW because you may not have another chance.  life takes some unexpected and gut-wrenching twists and turns.


    oh, and i believe that you should use livejournal, but that’s just me :)

    Posted 30 Mar 2004 at 23:37

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