Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Loss

My friend lost one of her best friend this week - her ex-husband. You can empathize and sympathize and be present but wonder if that is ever enough comfort? It's the tumultuous well of sadness you feel when someone you love is so grief-stricken.

Joan and Tommy had a unique, maybe a contemporary, relationship. Although divorced and living all aspects of their lives apart, they still remained best friends. His death was unexpected and much too suddenly for Joannie. She had recently undergone foot surgery and he visited her daily to spend time with her while she was immobile.

So for Joannie, my dear friend:

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong. ~Chief Dan George


Much love.

4 comments:

Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. This is a beautiful entry with thoughtful words of comfort that you have written for your friend.

Annie said...

I'm sorry for your friend's loss. I agree with Kathy, your post is very comforting.

flygirl said...

Thank you for your comments. Friendships can be soothing at a time like this. Tommy was a friend to me as well, having spent many 'formative' years with him.

girasoli said...

I am very sorry to read about the loss of your friend's best friend. She is very lucky to have you in her life.