My mom passed away yesterday. She was my first friend and the source of my sensitivity. Her love was the foundation on which I built my life. I spent the last week by her side holding her hand. Now I’m surreally back in Europe and feel as if the solar system has lost a planet. Nothing on the ground has changed, but the gravity and orbitational pull of all things are different. I’ll pull through though. I’m not writing this in the hope of receiving condolences. I’m sharing this news on this impersonal platform because many of you, my friends, had the fortune to meet my mom and many of you, my friends, I haven’t nor will I see in the flesh for some time and I thought you should hear it from me and not through the grapevine. That being said, if you knew her personally or knew her vicariously through me, then please take a moment to think about her today. And in the future when you are faced with hardship, think about my mom and her humble positive fighter’s spirit and you can share her with me as your source of strength and love.
The nurses from Mercy Hospice were so kind to her and my family. If you feel inspired to do so, then please feel free to donate to them at mercyhealthfoundation.net so they can continue their good work. (at Sainte Genevieve, Missouri)