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Hey, Time, Shape Up!

Time is supposed to keep everything from happening all at once. I'm used to people I know sharing birthdays, or having birthdays in close proximity to each other (Here's looking at you, debgeisler and benveniste, and you benyalow and Tom Whitmore.)

In the last 30 hours, I've learned of the deaths of four people who were known, loved, and cared for by people I love and care for. Two of them, no, three of those deaths directly affect me, Jim Young's by far the strongest though the funeral I'm most likely to attend is in Brookline on Thursday afternoon. (Non-fannish, for fannish readers who might worry.)

Shared birthdays are a delight. Shared death days not so much, dammit.

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lauriemann
Jun. 12th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you've lost four people in less than a day. Jim Young was a good guy, and I was always sorry I didn't get to know him better.
jcbemis
Jun. 12th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
I agree; my sympathies
batwrangler
Jun. 13th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. *hugs*
kalimac
Jun. 13th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
In Judaism we specifically remember the departed on the anniversaries of their deaths. (The Yiddish word is "Yahrzeit".)

I never met Jim Young, as far as I recall, but oft indeed had I heard of him from my earliest days in fandom. A sad loss.
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wild_irises
Jun. 13th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Deaths have often come in groupings in my life, but never as intense as what you're describing.

I hope you are taking care of yourself in the maelstrom. I wish I was there to cook you tasty food.
maruad
Jun. 13th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your losses.
elisem
Jun. 13th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Hug offered if you can use one right now.
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