Death of a Friend: Six Years Later

Every year on the anniversary of her death I hope to introduce new people to my best friend Ilana. She was a bright light in the world, full of joy and life and passion. We lost her very suddenly. One day she was here on earth and the next she was gone, leaving an incredible void in many lives. It's still hard to believe that she's really gone, that I will never hear her laugh again.I called her and left a voice message on the day she died. She may have already been gone while I was … [Read more...]

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Finding Meaning in Death

For a while, you're a lucky person who has never had anyone close to you die. You feel bad for friends who have struggled with a tragedy. You wish them well. You don't relate to what they're going through. You are the star of the show that is your life and these tragedies are subplots to your story. Always happening to someone else.Then one day death becomes part of your story.It surprises you; going from person who is good at comforting and caring for others through losses to being the … [Read more...]

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