Tuesday, September 28, 2004

DEATH IN THE ALMOST-FAMILY

Warning, no humor in this post.

I was planning on going to Jersey anyway for the upcoming Sukkot holiday. Now I'm going a day earlier, so I can attend a funeral tomorrow.

I'm not going to be all lyrical and poetic about the fact that it has been pouring all day today, and now I feel like the meteorological climate has moved inside, because symbolism is pointless in moments of grief. I'm not going to use this space to eulogize the family friend who lost his battle with cancer, because it would never do him justice. I'm also not going to wonder how his three daughters, longtime friends of mine and of my brothers, are doing, because I'm sure they're a mess. All I'm going to say is that this sucks, because it does.

Unless I find myself moved to post out of sheer misery, My Urban Kvetch will be taking its Sukkot vacation a little early.

Here's to "better."

15 Comments:

At 8:38 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

I'm so sorry. I hope your memories can bring you some measure of comfort.

 
At 9:44 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger Kristin said...

Crap. So sorry for your loss.

 
At 10:08 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger Becky said...

Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei Tziyonvi'Yerushalayim. (May God console you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.)

I am truly sorry for your loss.

 
At 3:19 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Sarah said...

I'm so sorry.

 
At 8:47 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Shoshana said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There really is not much to say that can help, but I hope that you and your friends' family can find some comfort during the holidays.

 
At 11:13 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

Very sorry for your loss. There's never anything effective anyone can say. I hope your friends are holding up. These things are never easy.

 
At 12:28 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Ken Wheaton said...

Sorry for your loss.

 
At 2:30 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

Esther, I'm so sorry. I too lost someone yesterday. My boss of 16 years also died of cancer. I can no more think of what to say to you than I can to her family. Sucking is the least of it.

I do think that, if you choose to, your writing is up to the task of doing him justice. Or at very least making the attempt. I believe that shared joy is increased and shared pain is lessened, even over the internet. If you wish to share I wish to listen.

All my best to you and everyone whose life he touched.

 
At 5:23 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Susan said...

So sorry to hear. I hope your good memories of him will bring you some comfort.

 
At 8:20 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Big virtual hug from me to you. Nothing to say as you pointed out.

 
At 8:22 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Lyss said...

Condolences on your loss. Family can be more than just a genes.....

 
At 10:25 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn said...

I am sorry for your loss and send you loving thoughts of comfort. I am sure the family will be nurtured by having you there. Thinking of you. Hugs, Dawn

 
At 4:44 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

Esther I'm sorry. I'm sure your being there with the family is a comfort to them as well.

 
At 8:49 PM, September 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry to read about your loss. my thoughts are with you...Aviva

 
At 4:46 AM, October 01, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

My condolences on your loss.

 

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My Urban Kvetch: DEATH IN THE ALMOST-FAMILY

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

DEATH IN THE ALMOST-FAMILY

Warning, no humor in this post.

I was planning on going to Jersey anyway for the upcoming Sukkot holiday. Now I'm going a day earlier, so I can attend a funeral tomorrow.

I'm not going to be all lyrical and poetic about the fact that it has been pouring all day today, and now I feel like the meteorological climate has moved inside, because symbolism is pointless in moments of grief. I'm not going to use this space to eulogize the family friend who lost his battle with cancer, because it would never do him justice. I'm also not going to wonder how his three daughters, longtime friends of mine and of my brothers, are doing, because I'm sure they're a mess. All I'm going to say is that this sucks, because it does.

Unless I find myself moved to post out of sheer misery, My Urban Kvetch will be taking its Sukkot vacation a little early.

Here's to "better."

15 Comments:

At 8:38 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

I'm so sorry. I hope your memories can bring you some measure of comfort.

 
At 9:44 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger Kristin said...

Crap. So sorry for your loss.

 
At 10:08 PM, September 28, 2004, Blogger Becky said...

Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei Tziyonvi'Yerushalayim. (May God console you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.)

I am truly sorry for your loss.

 
At 3:19 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Sarah said...

I'm so sorry.

 
At 8:47 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Shoshana said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There really is not much to say that can help, but I hope that you and your friends' family can find some comfort during the holidays.

 
At 11:13 AM, September 29, 2004, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

Very sorry for your loss. There's never anything effective anyone can say. I hope your friends are holding up. These things are never easy.

 
At 12:28 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Ken Wheaton said...

Sorry for your loss.

 
At 2:30 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

Esther, I'm so sorry. I too lost someone yesterday. My boss of 16 years also died of cancer. I can no more think of what to say to you than I can to her family. Sucking is the least of it.

I do think that, if you choose to, your writing is up to the task of doing him justice. Or at very least making the attempt. I believe that shared joy is increased and shared pain is lessened, even over the internet. If you wish to share I wish to listen.

All my best to you and everyone whose life he touched.

 
At 5:23 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Susan said...

So sorry to hear. I hope your good memories of him will bring you some comfort.

 
At 8:20 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Big virtual hug from me to you. Nothing to say as you pointed out.

 
At 8:22 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Lyss said...

Condolences on your loss. Family can be more than just a genes.....

 
At 10:25 PM, September 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn said...

I am sorry for your loss and send you loving thoughts of comfort. I am sure the family will be nurtured by having you there. Thinking of you. Hugs, Dawn

 
At 4:44 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

Esther I'm sorry. I'm sure your being there with the family is a comfort to them as well.

 
At 8:49 PM, September 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry to read about your loss. my thoughts are with you...Aviva

 
At 4:46 AM, October 01, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

My condolences on your loss.

 

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