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Hail Guest, we ask not what thou art.
If Friend, we greet thee, hand and heart.
If Stranger, such no longer be.
If Foe, our love will conquer thee.
-Old Welsh Door Verse

Monday, March 19, 2012


...for a friend.

A friend died today.
I did not know her.

She was the daughter of another friend.
I do not know her either.

Except here.

I met the mother on facebook.  I had posted to Anne Lamott's facebook page, and this woman sent me a friend request and a message.  I saw her avatar photo and my heart said (to quote Derek Sivers, another internet friend I do not know) "Hell yeah."  And we have posted and messaged ever since.

Over a year now.

A year during which her daughter has died of breast cancer.

They gifted us with their journey into another place.  They traveled with joy and color and music and a connection to each other and to me and to all of us that I am just learning to know.

As a mother I can only weep for her loss.

And be grateful to have had her in my life for this year.  And through her, her beautiful daughter.

These friends I do not know.

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