As most of you know from last weeks Friday post, I lost a very dear friend to a heart attack. I went to ScentBar and got some samples, but my brain is still kind of fried so I am not doing a review this week. First off, I want to thank all of the people who expressed condolence- I cannot express how much it means to me that there are people out there that care enough to comment. I am not going to sugar-coat it; losing a friend who was closer to you than your sister has been hard, especially when you are in a customer-service sort of job as I am where you have to be Mr. Positive at all times. More than once I retreated to my unit and bawled like an infant and once when up to the woods behind Greystone to bay at the moon. Well, I assume there was a moon, even if I didn’t see one.
My friend was a wrier, and a good one. She wrote for publications from the LA Weekly to Vanity Fair with a particular slant on fashion and jewelry, the latter which she was passionate about. I can remember going with her to auction previews where she would try on pieces that would she her mewl like a kitten getting it’s back scratched.
The funny thing is, that as a native Angeleno she did not drive. As a matter of fact I don’t think she had a valid license. She took the bus. This I think was a detriment to her work, but she was an adult so who am I to say? Up until last week I didn’t have a car either. It’s ironic that the day I closed on the Used BMW convertible I bought and was going to surprise her with a trip the Malibu Country Mart (which she loved) I learned that she died.
Again, I want to thank all of the Posse and all of the readers for the kind thoughts. It’s meant a great deal to me. It’s hard to lose someone you have been besties with for over 3 decades. I guess the take-away is to let your loved ones know they are loved.