A Friend's Loss
Our good friend Ms. Cornelius of A Shrewdness of Apes has just lost her father due to illness. Even though we all know that dying is part of living, I don't think that there is anything that can really prepare us to cope with the devastating loss of a beloved parent or child.
No man is an island,We'll remember Ms. Cornelius in our thoughts and prayers.
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.