January 19, 2008

Not So Great News

This is a little off topic, but my mind has been weighed down of late with the news that a person I sang with in college choir is dying of leukemia.

He and his family created a rich support network via an Internet journal, and I had been keeping tabs on things intermittently. Then today I get an email from a mutual friend: The last hope treatments are not working, and he has chosen to go home to spend his last days with his family.

This person and his wife are among the sweetest people ever to walk the Earth. If ever there was proof that life is not fair, this is it. I'm at a loss for what else to say, so...