|April 3, 2012|
After a glorious spring month of March with nary a snowflake to be seen, today is a gloomy snowy day. The fact that April has begun seems to not impress the snow gods even one little bit.
But today is gloomy for reasons more significant than the weather. I learned early this morning that my friend Sheila died today. She was a wonderful person - liked by all. Sheila was a retired kindergarten teacher so that tells you right there that she was kind, patient and giving. We had dinner together at Nicola's on LaVista the day she learned her diagnosis. By that time, we had both researched the long name for what she had on the internet and both knew that the prognosis wasn't good. So we cried, we laughed, we talked, and, of course, we drank wine. We hoped that she would be included in the small percentage of people who were able to beat her kind of cancer, but it didn't work out that way.
So, once again, the lesson to be learned is life is short. Seize the day.