I've been on the road most of the last three weeks -- driving to GPS demos in Idaho, and Kennewick, Tacoma, and Bellingham in Washington, and flying to stamp shows in Phoenix, Detroit, Buffalo. I'd intended to do a travel monolog of my trials and tribulations. Priorities change. Sunday night a dear friend ended her long and courageous battle with cancer, and left the body that could no long fend off the disease. She left a husband and a son, and she is sorely missed by many. I like to think that she has continued her journey unemcumbered by a body that failed. We pray for many things -- a good parking place, a profitable business, a diet that works, popularity, love. The God that I believe in does not have time for these small things. We're responsible for them. My God is busy with the big stuff. I pray for my friend and for her family. I pray that she is in a place with no pain, and that she waits there for her loved ones, and that some day, some place, they will be united again, and that she will be there waiting for them.
I'm going to have a glass of wine and play a few tunes for her, and I hope she can hear them.
I will miss you, Eileen.