Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now.
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
I want to become acutely aware of all that I’ve taken for granted.
Sylvia’s quote is how I remembered to be present during my friend’s journey with cancer.
I have no regrets. I carry no guilt.
When she spoke, I listened intently. When she laughed, I remembered the fragility between happiness and grief.
When she pretended she was okay, I honored her wish to be okay too.
We spoke of the future together, never doubting it’s potential. We talked about the weather, the shopping, what we were reading. But we never forgot that death was waiting at the door; and even though we knew we could not change it, we were not distracted by knowing when.
I just kept clinging to this moment that I had with her, and for the privilege of doing so.
I will miss you deeply my friend.
“Fly freely beautiful Angel”