Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Little Quiet Time

Things are currently a little quiet here at Chez Pointy Sticks. Partially because I'm finished with Icarus, partially because I'm diligently working away at my Sockpal's knee-highs, partially because I'm uploading loads of pictures into Ravelry and adding in projects & stash notes & lining things up in my queue. Partially because I'm starting to hit a true wall of exhaustion with all of the visiting and airplane trips and house rehabbing and suchlike that has been going on over the past 5 weeks and is still not yet quite over.

But mostly things are quiet because on Tuesday I got the stunning news that a friend & co-worker of mine died in her sleep that morning. She was only 40, and was a wonderfully vibrant and funny woman. To make matters even more horrific her husband was out of town at the time on a business trip and her death was discovered by her two young daughters, who went in to wake her up and found her.

This has shaken me deeply - and so I've retreated into silence and contemplative knitting and long walks to try and reach some sort of acceptance and peace. However I'm not there yet, so I'll most certainly be a bit more silent for a bit longer.

In the meantime here is what I am looking at while I try and find my own way through this:


Theresa said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. How terrible.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you in that place. Thanks for your call--the gentlest possible under the circumstances. You were right--coming so soon after Rach's death (at age 39!) I cannot even grasp that yet another vibrant, spirited and generous soul has left my world.

But I'm finding a focus as a 40-year-old myself based on these losses.

Erin & I & another 1966 baby you know had talked about getting together to celebrate turning 40! Never happened.

Need to make time to celebrate who we ARE--not plan for who we'll be.


Susan Pandorf said...

May you find peace within yourself and comfort from your loved ones.

Will hold you and your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts are with you...

Kate A. said...

I'm so sorry!

Emily said...

Know that I am sending the most comforting thoughts I have toward you and her family.

diana said...

How very, very sad. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.