My beautiful friend – the one who isn’t even forty yet, the one who hasn’t even had her children yet, the one who was teaching a workshop and attending the Maggie’s event with me just a few months ago, the one who loved and protected her husband with a passion I envied, the one who glowed with an inner light that everybody could see, the one who fought her battle with cancer with a grace and dignity and strength, the one who refused to be defined by her cancer, the one so lovely, so positive, so brave, that you felt privileged to have been part of her life;
My beautiful friend,
One of her last texts to me just before I went to Australia was:-
“Safe travels. Have an amazing time. And make sure you just savour and enjoy every day you are there. Big love xx”
Well if that’s not a message we should remind ourselves of every day, I don’t know what is.
“We should all live as if we were never going to die, for it is the deaths of our friends that hurt us, not our own.” Gerald Brenan