Fiancee of Thanatos
Joined: Aug. 2009
|Posted: Feb. 24 2011,4:19 am
This looks like a useful site for tracking BIG disasters. Right now, and I hope this isn't , I am obsessed with a relatively "small" disaster, but one which touches me personally and deeply. I don't know what other subject heading to put it under...maybe I'll cross-list it under "What's going on in your life," which is in "General Discussion," if I recall correctly....
"C" is a lovely woman who was part of a writing group with me, before it disbanded and she moved out of town. She kept in touch with some of us, though. I wasn't very close to her, but I always liked her and her family. Now one of the women she kept in touch with has told us -- I read the e-mail on the night of February 23 -- the horrifying story of how C and her husband were both injured in an apartment fire that destroyed almost all their possessions (other than their cars and phones) and claimed the life of their 13-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, their only child.
I don't know how to deal with this. I remember the girl as a precocious little kid, who baked brownies when she was still in kindergarten, I think. I can hardly believe that she's gone!
I'm in love with Death, but I have my quarrels with Fate. That's why I have Him say, in my poem "The Knight in Black," that "The Fates are cruel...too soon they often send me." When Death comes too soon, there's nothing lovely, sweet or romantic about it. There's only unbearable grief.
Sometimes I go numb. I have to, in order to function. Years ago we had a lovely little conversation at a Christmas party, Elizabeth and I. My universe will never be the same again.
I can only share my thoughts, hoping that I can share the memories of this girl, and in that sense keep her with us.
In Memoriam, Elizabeth. I will never be able to tell you how much I admired you. Rest in peace.
Edited by April on Feb. 24 2011,4:37 am
"Death is the mother of beauty." -- Proverb