Sunday, May 04, 2008


This week I lost a very very dear patient. A lady. One in a million. She made a huge impact on me, and I spoke to many folk about how wonderful, amazing and inspirational she was. I told everyone but her. I had planned to take her picture. I had planned to take her out to the movies, or to the theatre. We had such similar taste. We had such a laugh. If we had been young at the same time, we would have caused trouble. It was an honour to have entered her life towards at the end of it, though I am left wanting more. I feel a little stunned. Her passing was also special, and suited her down to the ground. Now of course I regret not telling her how marvellous she was, and not doing the things I wanted to do with her. There lies the lesson.

Folks, I am flying off to Europe for a few weeks, and doubt I shall have time to blog. I will try to where possible, otherwise see you in June.

Stay special hey?



Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

lots and lots of deep healing hugs are being sent your way. there was much love being sent up for pod from the washington dc area yesterday....hope you felt the energy!

smooth and safe sure you will have a wonderful time!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

I try to live my life with no regrets. Let your heart guide your way! Farewell, but no goodbyes...

Have a wonderful trip Poddy!! Enjoy your trip. Enjoy everything.

12:57 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick said...

Have a good trip dear Pod, many bloggers will be thinking of you.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous zeppelin said...


8:06 PM  
Blogger alice said...

I'm sure she understood what you thought without words...
Have a nice trip. Do you come in France?

11:32 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i'm sure alice is right, that she knew. but am sad for you pod.

love this picture

stay safe and sweet

1:16 AM  
Blogger fifi said...

There is a lesson indeed.
There is surely someone marvelous in your life to whom you can still say: you're wonderful.

Have a grand and splendid trip.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous simona said...

you are marvellous!
Do you come in Venice?
un sacco di baci

11:13 PM  
Blogger Catlin said...

Wow, that's tough.

Have a good time in the old EU.

7:57 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

so sorry pod. thanks for leaving us with a fantastic image. very, very bravo! hope you have a brilliant, photographic journey.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

What to say? My thoughts are with you.

6:25 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

A tender reminder of what we leave unsaid...may your heart heal by what you did share and perhaps, she knew in her heart what you didn't express with words.

Peace to you~

1:28 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

oh - and consider yourself on a promise.


5:50 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your patient and friend. Death is normal, yet completely incomprehensible, isn't it?

Have a wonderful time in Europe. Love to you, my dear.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

??? Europe...

You're not planning on more summer work at OAT's are you???

...sometimes I feel like Mike Hanlon...

Sorry to hear about your friend, you are so lucky to have met someone who changes you :)

And I wish you well on your travels...

7:02 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

so sorry, pod.
I hope you have a wonderful trip to Europe!

10:14 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick said...

feels like a long time you gone

7:45 AM  
Anonymous benconservato said...

oh, I am sure she knew how you felt, even if you didn't say it.

Good luck on your travels!
If you get stuck, I'm here in France.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

well mr podly O'poddle must be back by now... eh?

4:06 AM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

wow .... we all have these experiences in life where we should have or wanted to and didn't. It is human nature for some reason to do this and it normally is NOT intentional. I bet in some way you showed you how you felt and I'm sure she knew this ... Life is funny sometimes but keep your head high and Its great to peep at your talent..I haven't forgotten you (I have GOOD intentions too I am just slack sometimes)

1:38 PM  
Blogger Josy said...

The photo made me laugh.

The story made me cry.

(Or, since real Josys don't actually cry, it made me very sad indeed.)

I'm sorry, Pod.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Anil P said...

Too often until it is very late one never knows why one waited so long.

9:13 PM  

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