Sunday, September 16, 2007

Trying to Digest it all

A post has been swirling around in my noggin for awhile now, and it is still cooking up there. I'm still here, and still visiting everyone, cept for my own blog.

The weather is beautiful here, so why would I want to sit in front of a computer and type? The leaves are about to change, and with them I'm hoping to change too.

A friend called me the other day to tell me a girl I knew from the gym had killed herself. I was stunned. This girl was a vision of perfection, beautiful, sweet, had a gorgeous kid and great job. It completely blind sighted me.

The visitation was packed. I waited over an hour in line to give my condolences to her family. Her mom said to me, "If only we could have had these people line up to tell her how great she was when she was alive."

So true.


kalki said...

Wow. It's always stunning to be reminded that what's on the outside isn't always what's going on within.

Susie said...

Oh, I'm sorry, Jana. Her mother's words stick with me, as they did with you. We never know who needs to hear that, or how much they need it. And truth is, most of us could stand to hear a lot more kind, encouraging things than we do. Hugs to you.

Bente said...

Wow. I'm sorry to hear that, Jana. Like you and Susie her mother's words are going to stick with me. So sad.

Vajana said...

Thanks, guys. It amazes me how people can go day to day seeing one another and not have any idea what is going on with each other. Hope all of you are well!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Seems to me the least suiciders can do is leave a note saying why they're doing this. This way, Mom and Dad are always left to wonder why, and never know.