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August 28, 2006

Are you an adventurer?

Filed under: friends, life — letslucky @ 8:04 am

Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

I think he’s mistaken. I think it’s more like twenty minutes from now. Thanks to Enrique for the excellent link to that quotation site!

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July 28, 2006

Nothing left to say

Filed under: friends, life — letslucky @ 7:54 am

A good friend and good person is dying.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. After two remissions, fabulous doctors, support from literally hundreds of friends and strangers, and especially her own outrageous tenacity, the cancer finally won. Lin surrendered.

And now I want the damn cancer to realize that it won, the fight is over, and it can quit torturing her. If I could take away her pain I would, but I can’t. I just want it to end.

Even if it sounds goulish, that’s all there is left. If you know Lin, you’re already as sad as I am. And if you don’t, I’m not a fraction of the writer it would take to do justice to her.

March 19, 2006

Portrait by Mary

Filed under: friends, life — letslucky @ 9:46 am

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originally uploaded by letslucky.

My friend MaryMary, a talented artist, likes to do portraits of me that are part imagination. This is one of my favorites, from my visi-Goth era. I wore a lot of black but was not nearly angstful enough to be a real goth. I just looked like one. Also, I ran around pretending to be a vampire. It made sense at the time.

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