Monday, October 26, 2009

I Hate Friendly Deaths

     I said farewell to a friend last night. Forever.

     Fifteen years of friendship: celebrated joy, shared pain, compassionate laughter, indifferent circumstances, inside jokes, outside barbeques, pure trust, and unconditional love;  all of it ended in seven words.

     Fifteen years.
     Seven words.
     Two names.
     One email:
"Take care, Name.
All the best to you,
Tom"
     Seven words to realize a friendly death.

     Of course, it wasn't my choice.  When one is on the receiving end of endless anathemas, there is really nothing that can be done but to say farewell and move on into what remains of this frail life.

     For all we have is today, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that.


Be the change you want to see in the world.  -Gandhi


Image Credits:
The Excommunication of Robert the Pious in 998 by Jean Paul Laurens
Death Is a Side Effect of Most Things by www.woot.com


5 comments:

Andy said...

My favorite Liza moments:

Cabaret:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-24Zm0bjk

With her mama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctV_jRJeQV8&feature=related

On AR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU7DSHs8aJw

Ht. Tom said...

Thanks for sharing the great links, A!

Little Loves' Mama said...

Well, my friend, here is a well of water to toast a friendship resurrected. ((( hug )))

Ht. Tom said...

Thanks, LLM! And let's toast Captain Picard, too, while we're at it.

Monica said...

So glad that Carl, Fiona and I are part of your "today, the day after that and the day after that" thank you for being so open with all of us, even about the difficulties that you are encountering. *HUGS*

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