In “Comedy Sex God” by comedian Pete Holmes, he introduces a character by the name of Duncan Trussell, another comedian and actor known for a popular podcast. His words strike me about some people. I know this kind of people very well. He calls them “vampires”. The vampires he warns will keep you “stuck in the harbors of sorrow.” Abby was no vampire. Like Duncan, as Pete explains,Abby didn’t “drain life from people, (she) infused them, resuscitating their awe and bringing color back to their cheeks.” She was the most generous human I have ever known, generous to every person she was involved with, not just me. Generous to a fault some have said. But the fault harmed the giver, not the receiver. Ironically, or not, the cause of death was cardiomyopathy. In other words…. an enlarged heart.
Her gift to me now, after her death? “Go find yourself Bec. I am with you always. Life is so brief. Love yourself well and then wait to see what happens!”
Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth
“You owe me”
Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.
Hafiz 14th century Iranian poet