I’ve been feeling a lot of pain recently, largely because the tsunami affected me very deeply. Although I’ve never been to Asia, I’ve long felt a strong resonance to the lands that were hit by the tsunami, especially Indonesia. Today I learned a former colleague of mine is dying. My thoughts tonight:
Death surrounds me. I can deny it as well as you, but I cannot hide and I cannot forget. A wave washed away my home, though I live a world away. I die. They told me Sharon is dying, a cancer in her brain--I die. Every moment, my body sheds a million cells— Just living is dying! Every day, the world sheds a million souls for living is dying. I feel I'm in a tapestry, pulled one way, then the next, then in all directions at once. For living is dying.