Sunday, October 24, 2010
Photos of Casey and the NYC Marathon
Di, Brooke and I were looking at photos of Casey. I still cannot do so for very long. There is something about all the life and joy and promise and hope in them-especially someone like Casey, that overwhelms me with a deep sense of sadness and loss. I walked away, outside and sat in the grass in the sun and it was warm on my face and dried my tears. I looked at the sycamore and maple and oaks and their fall colors, heard a flock of geese pass overhead and played with Luna. After a while it was ok. I am so thankful that I am able to get out of those deeply sad moments and can enjoy all the wonderful things this world has to offer. I so much enjoyed having Brooke here-her laughter, smile, tears and hugs. Brooke ran with the group Back on My Feet that has sponsored her for next month's NYC marathon that Brooke is running because of Casey. As Brooke talks of her new job I can't help but think that Casey would also be at a new job, starting her career and having lots of new stories to share. But the enormity of the loss seems somehow less with Brooke here and in our lives. How lucky Casey was to have her as a friend and how lucky Di and I are to also have her as our friend.