Friday, September 3, 2010
A soft shout-out for something beautiful
An old and dear friend of mine, Stephanie is a writer of extraordinary and quiet power, and she writes sporadically on a blog called A still life...a life still. The blog is about her experiences caring for and watching over her mother, an equally extraordinary woman who is struggling with the disease ALS. Stephanie and her good friend Susan, whose father is suffering from the same disease, alternate posts, and I can honestly tell you that their writing is really some of the best I've ever read in my life.
Stephanie's father died this week of Alzheimer's, and today's post on that death is a moving eulogy about death, about the complicated relationship some of us might have with our parents and about abiding love.
Everyone should read it. You can read it here.
Thank you, Stephanie, for opening my eyes, for moving me.