All morning there were calls and emails from friends -- had I heard? What did I know? And over and we told each other the same things . . . she died at home with her family, just what she wanted . . . it was mercifully quick . . . we never know . . . we should get together . . . hug everyone . . . I love you . . .
Live long enough and this sort of thing is going to happen -- saying goodbye to friends, younger and older.
We're none of us getting out of this life alive --- so we'd best make the most of every moment.