Has it really been just two and a half years since we started living - and dying - with Covid? Seems like more and then again, less. The thing is, most of the people I know who knew people who died were mourning the elderly, not a close friend. It speaks to the crowd which I call my friends. We had the resources to go into home quarantine. Not everyone did. And, so when my friend Cathy Montez died, I was felled. I watched her go on and off a ventilator, and I heard her tell me in a raspy, frightened, regretful, breathless voice that she wished she had listened to me about staying home.
Dear Chris--This is such a beautiful tribute to your friend, and very, very moving. Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Jamie
A sad but beautiful remembrance of a life that touched you in so many ways.
I'm so sorry, Christine. Oct. 30 is my birthday, and I remember having a quiet glass of champagne and pizza on that day in 2020. I continued to work throughout COVID, without stopping, but with an abundance of caution. It was terrifying. And luck has a lot to do with who perished and who didn't. Your friend sounds like she packed a lot of life in the time that she had, but it wasn't enough, and it just so sucks that she died. Funny, smart, kick-ass, tough, generous and energetic--these are big losses in the world. Beautiful eulogy.
What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute Christine. ❤️🙏 My heart hurts for your loss. God is taking good care of your friend. What a unique and inspiring friendship you shared!
Thank you that really touches my heart. I feel the same xo
So very touching, Christine. I love your stories and wish I had the good fortune to have many of the remarkable friends you have and had. This is a beautiful tribute to an amazing soul.
What a beautiful tribute. Cathy sounds a lot like you ❤️