Thursday, March 26, 2009
But I Asked For The Cake...
Cue the sad violin. I know that as we grow older we inevitably attend more funerals than weddings, but A)I am not that old yet, and B)WTF?! Since January of last year my ex-girlfriend, Heather, died. Bennett Strange, my former boss from Louisiana College and curmudgeon with a heart of gold died. My mother died. Frank Leahy, who was one of the greatest acting teachers ever, and one of the founding fathers of the drama department at Palm Beach Community College, died. And now my grandmother has died. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! I will grant that Bennett, Frank, and my grandmother were all of an age where death is not that unexpected, but still that's a lot of shuffling off the mortal coil for one person to handle. Yes, I'm being a bit selfish here, I realize that, but I'm about to explode with the sheer numbers of people I am currently in mourning over. I thought we agreed that there would be no more deaths in the family this year.
Ah well, railing against the universe accomplishes exactly nothing, so I'll stop. I fly up to Connecticut on Saturday, and at least I'll get to see family I haven't seen in years...I just wish the circumstances could be better.
I'll try to post happier thoughts soon...I hope.