a very different post today.
I wanted to write about the very funny but the very maddening things that happened with me and the kids yesterday and Husbandrinka’s reaction. I’d even asked Peajaye to do a sketch for me. It was going to be fantastic.
But then I got an email from a friend, telling me the unbearable news that our friend Anna‘s beautiful son was tragically lost in the floods yesterday.
I can’t make it make sense.
I can’t reconcile that the Anna who has made me laugh so much on her blog and on mine, and who I was excited to meet at BlogHer in NYC last year, is going though something that no parent would wish on their worst enemy.
The great thing about social media is that we are all connected.
But it comes at a price.
It connects us in a way that we couldn’t have possibly imagined. We realize that “blog friends” is just another term for friends that we share our days with. Sometimes those parts of our days that we don’t share with the people we see in our ‘real life’.
Because it’s somehow easier on-line. It’s at our own time and pace. And that while we share virtual glasses of wine with our blog friends, and joke with them about US Weekly, we are in their lives we sit next to them and think “me, too” and we fall in love with their families.
And when one of them suffers an unspeakable, tragic loss, we bear witness to it.
And we mourn with an ache that we did not think was possible with “blog friend.”
I have been crying all day. I’ve been thinking of the word keening.
My heart is with Anna and her family.
Please keep her and her family in your prayers. And if you’re mourning, do not for a second think that the fact that you know Anna through “blogging only” diminishes it one whit.
UPDATE: Please visit Kate’s site for a link up of posts for Anna. And information about donation.
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