Thursday, February 03, 2011

love thursday 02.03.11 ~sue rauch...rest well, old friend

(sue rauch and her friend judy basker--photographer unknown)
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Anaïs Nin

We knew each other at college, Sue and I. We lived in the same dorm--she in the big corner room and I down the hall. I wouldn't say we were close exactly, but we hung out sometimes and living in the same dorm, we saw each other every day.

Years passed.

Last fall I went to my college reunion and Sue was there. She still worked for the university, all these years later. She loved it. It was good to see her yet I could tell something was wrong. I didn't know until later that she had cancer. Ocular melanoma.

Today I learned that she died. They said she was at peace and surrounded by friends. Of course she was. She had so many.

May it be so for all of us--in peace with friends.

Be well, dear Sue. Be well.

3 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Wanda. Yes, may it be so for all of us - both now and at death's door.

Mary'sCorner said...

Beautiful Anais Nin quote, B. Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you got to see Sue recently. My heart is with you.

Kathryn Grace said...

So much loss in your life this year. May you continue to be comforted and strengthened.

Beautiful quote, one to keep close to the heart.

Thank you for sharing both with us.