Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This will just be a short post.
When someone dies, it's so cliche, but someone always says, They were such a bright light. They never complained. They were so strong. Or, even worse, They will live on forever.
For some reason, this always irritated me. Now, after experiencing the death of family and friends firsthand, I understand. When you know someone is dieing, suddenly it becomes so clear how much of them you've missed over the time you've known them.
I didn't know Kim well.
We emailed each other from time to time, and she always had positive things to say. She gave me good advice whenever I was in the midst of the worst part of my treatment, and she sent me jokes when I didn't think I could possible laugh.
And then I read how upbeat and happy she was after coming home from the hospital, all laughs and smiles days before her death.
I can't explain how hurt I am that cancer wipes out such amazing souls.
But, the truth is: she is out of pain. She was a wonderful soul, a bright light, a woman who was a model of strength who never complained.
And, she'll live on forever.