How can you meaningfully express the pain of losing someone? How can you face it, understand it, articulate it? Well, maybe you can't. But there should be more poetry in the act of failing. I'll miss you, Joan. What else is there to say but that?
"And every day you gaze upon the sunset with such love and intensity
it's almost...it's almost as if if you could only crack the code
then you'd finally understand what this all means
but if you could...do you think you would trade in all this pain and suffering?
ah, but then you'd miss the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the leaving." Jane Siberry
R.I.P. Joan Allanadale, 1981-2000