Our dog Gypsy died alone. But at least she died at home. In her sleep. Late last night she was keen for a walk. So I took her out at 10:30pm. Once out she was slow. She sniffed everything. At a couple of points in our lap of the block her tongue lolled out of the side of her mouth. She had done the same earlier in the night and we had laughed at how silly she looked. I unclipped her lead … [Read more...] about Everyone’s Best Friend
I guess I’m writing this for a few reasons. One is to remember what this all felt like. The same reason I document a lot of passing moments. Another is to remember a most incredible woman. Few times in a persons life are as heart breaking as the death of a loved one. This was a good death though. While sat at my Grandmothers bedside and in the many years leading up to her last breath, we had … [Read more...] about Ofelia Matilde Battaglia. Nonna.
My Gran has stood in the same spot waving goodbye to visitors for 40 years. It's one of my oldest memories. I have a thousand versions of this. Leaning over the back of a car seat waving till She was totally out of sight. Or now, a wave, a double tap of the horn and a glance in my review mirror, wondering if this is the last time. The neighbours have gone or changed, my parents have gone, yet … [Read more...] about A Concrete Reminder
I woke this morning to a direct message from an old friend. Not unusual in itself but this old friend @CraigManganello has been dead for 1,384 days. Craig was a musician, artist and original member of Seesmic video. An online community like no other. Craig touched many people's hearts and minds. He rarely left the basement of his house and we were used to seeing him spontaneously compose a song … [Read more...] about Spam After Death
Death is trending. I guess it's inevitable. I just wish there was something to punctuate the death at the moment. I seem to be blogging about it alot recently. Today Trey Pennington took his own life. He leaves a large family and countless 'friends' behind. Some will call that selfish, some will understand the complexities of depression and know there is no rationale for a mind in the space … [Read more...] about Trey Pennington