Monday, May 05, 2008

Thanks on this disorienting day

I'm grateful to all of you who stopped by and left a comment about my father's passing or have otherwise sent condolences. I used to wonder what a person can possibly say to someone who has lost a significant person. And now I know that it's simple: a kind word. A memory, if you have one. A shared experience, if that's there. But, mostly, it's meant a lot to me to have the loss acknowledged. To know there's support. And so I very much appreciate all of you who have sent those words, those thoughts.

And so it's also my birthday today. I usually make a big deal out of it and write some sort of silly post about Kenneth Burke or cats or something. Today, I'm just not feeling it.

But I am feeling gratitude. So that's what's here.

4 comments:

Liz said...

I'm sorry about your dad. The photo you posted of him is wonderful.

And wishing you a peaceful birthday.

bdegenaro said...

Your words are very beautiful--a great tribute to your dad. We're all thinking of you.

bonnie lenore kyburz said...

happy birthday, Donna!

we're happy you're a part of this groovy community of cat-loving Burkean hipsters :)

bonnie lenore kyburz said...

and i'm so sorry.