Saturday, March 14, 2009

And another one gone

Remember I went to Westport in November? I shared a hotel room with a woman from the YSC board to cut costs. She was my age and she was amazing; she had a cane and she managed to lug a huge suitcase and a wheelchair through train connections on her own. I was quite impressed and she was one of the first people I thought of when I started using my cane because she was so nonchalant about it. I wish I'd told her that.

I found out yesterday that she died on March 1st. :( Of all the people that were there that weekend, she was one of the last I'd expected to have died so soon after the trip. She was doing quite well at the time and I guess she started to go downhill in February, with brain mets showing up and then her liver failing. Even still, she deteriorated really fast.

I'm sad because she's gone and I'm sad that she went so quickly. I guess this just goes to show that it's important to do the things you want to do now because there might not be a later. You just don't know.

Speaking of doing things now, the UW juggling show was tonight. It was really, really good; the caliber of people performing in the show has increased a lot over the last few years. I was especially impressed by the unicyclist, the yoyo guy, and the guy doing the finale. Oh, and it turns out that we'll have two people staying with us tonight instead of just one. Good thing our couch is super-comfy.

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