November 30, 2004
Hardest Writing Ever

I think I just wrote the most difficult hundred words ever.

MJ’s mother passed away from a sudden and mysterious illness this afternoon. MJ telephoned from Adelaide to tell me.

At her request, I updated Cerebral Soup with a notice to her constant readers. How do you relate such tragic news to an unknown and invisible audience of near-strangers? Though I did my best, it didn’t even approach adequate.

Posted by kuri at November 30, 2004 06:31 PM


You did an elegant job.

I’m so sorry for MJ and her family.

Posted by: Jenny on November 30, 2004 08:05 PM

there’s no good way to do these kinds of things.
thanks for letting us know.

Posted by: Andrew on November 30, 2004 08:46 PM

I was just thinking of MJ and now my heart hurts for her. Your post on Cerebral Soup was more than adequate. There really are no perfect words but most any kind words from friends help.

Posted by: Fran on November 30, 2004 11:52 PM

The best writing is the honest writing. Thanks for informing us.

Posted by: Kimura on November 30, 2004 11:59 PM

Agreed. You did a great job. There’s no easy way to say this kind of thing.

Posted by: gen on December 1, 2004 05:32 PM
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