06 April 2008
heavy heart in the midst of spring
D. & i spent friday evening visiting one of our first friends here in north carolina...his partner of many years had finally given up her struggle with cancer. she was truly one of the most courageous persons i have ever known...enduring more than most people i know in such a short time.she was a brave soul with the heart of an artist...it was hard to be there surrounded by her beautiful creations & collections & not see her amongst them as we had done just a few evenings prior. it was hard to see our friend struggle in his new life...moments when his heart wanted to say a word to her & then his logical mind remembered that she was not sitting with us on the couch. i could see the stabs of grief in his eyes~~ his once-right world turned upside down with a new vocabulary. now he clings to his faith & friends...to the love they shared & the memories born of that. please, keep B. & M. in your prayers through these hard days.