Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A friend passed away today.
She was young, has three kids and a husband.
It was sudden and unexpected.

I can't imagine their loss.

We worked together alot the past few years. Last year I spent 8 months sitting across from her at the table for 12 hours a day. We fought and complained like sisters but I always knew she had a kind loving heart and would do anything for anyone - even a grumpy me.

She was the most amazing artist/craftsperson. If there was something delicate requiring the patience of a god B was the one to do it. She loved it. If it was silk even better. I think her heart was made from raw silk. She lived and breathed it.

I don't even know what to say. I wasn't her closest friend, I didn't know her the longest, we didn't spend hours on the phone talking but she was one of us. One of the good guys. Someone who was just trying to make it through the work week on the bad days and someone who absolutely loved what she did and excelled at it on the good days. I hope she is happier where she is now.

I'll miss her desperate need for 20 cups of strong coffee a day.
I'll miss her bad bad bad jokes that took way to long to tell.
I'll miss telling her men with no arms and no legs jokes.
I'll miss screaming "URANUS" at her for no particular reason (she knew why)
I'll miss hearing her say "I was just thinkink" (She did alot of thinking)
I'll miss eating 2nd breakfast with her.
I'll miss all her sewing gadgets.
I'll miss her telling me I speak polish with a russian accent.
I'll miss her telling us about ingeldews shoe sales at brentwood mall.

I'm just going to miss her....

The last time I saw her in August she gave me a silk leopard print scarf. We hugged and I ran away off to the next job.


  1. These are the hard moments of life when we realize that the time we had should have been handled with more care. Be glad though that you have memories of the wonderful person B was to hold in your heart. She has now become part of you to hold on to from this day on.

  2. I was saving up your posts to read when I had time to comment. I'm sorry I didn't take the time sooner to read this and say how very sorry I am.

    I'm sorry for B's family who will miss her desperately. I'm sorry for her friends who will feel the gap in their lives without her. I'm sorry that one of the good guys is gone. They are so few and far between.

    I hope that some day, when this horrible thing isn't so fresh and new and horrible, that you are able to share these bits of her with those who loved her best. I always love talking to people who knew my mom and hearing their of the way she touched their lives. I love how she lives on in stories.