Monday, June 06, 2005

Knowing what it is like to get kicked in the teeth.

After that last, rambling, wreck of a post, I had thought about posting something funny today. Then I got to work and opened up my e-mail: the son of a friend of mine passed away on Saturday.

I am stunned beyond words. You had to know these folks and to have met the boy to really appreciate what a tragedy this is. My friend had been living here in Japan, then when his son was diagnosed with cancer ( at 13! How unfair is that?), he had moved the family back to the states to get the best medical care possible.

Last I had heard, was that the son was on the mend and things were looking up. Then he got pneumonia. Suddenly....just like that, he was gone.

The whole thing is so damned unfair.

So out of respect for my friend ...I'll hold my peace. Remember his son in your thoughts and prayers, if you are so inclined.



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