Friday, April 10, 2009


I'll be back in a day or three to post a longer post. I know I'm running really late and didn't want anyone to worry. It's just that....a friend died suddenly on Sunday. I didn't even know he'd been sick.

It couldn't have been easy growing up gay in a small Texas town, but my friend greeted life with love and joy. He cared about everyone and I never heard him judge anyone. He was one of the most spiritual people I've ever met (he was studying to become a minister) and he truly believed there was a spark of good in everyone—even if they had trouble finding it at times. I will miss him deeply.

In death he brought together people who had not spoken to each other in over a year and between whom had been bitter feelings. At his funeral they hugged and spoke with mutual affection of the man we lost. He was young, much too young to die. But he did. I will miss him and I will miss his ability to be joyful in all situations.


jumpinginpuddles said...

we are sorry for your loss

Kahless said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Leah said...

My condolences to you. I hope that your friend's memory is a blessing to you every day.

May you find comfort among all who mourn,

Marj aka Thriver said...

Sounds like a very special person. I'm sorry for your loss.

April_optimist said...

Thank you everyone.