So, today at midnight (or tomorrow morning technically) my first writing piece in ages goes live on The Prodigal Chair. I am SO nervous- not just because I haven’t written in a while. I am happy to end that silent streak.
No, I am nervous because I wrote about my dearest friend Katie Noel Parsons and it was hard. I haven’t written about her in the 4 years since we last spoke. I’ve wanted to.... but it seemed too sacred a subject. I’m still convinced I didn’t get it quite right. I didn’t do justice to the way she changed my life forever.
I am nervous because there are so many of you who knew her longer or better. Please forgive my inadequacies, I think that she would. She saw the best in me...in everyone she met. I miss her every day.
The good news is that I got to go through tons of old journals and emails that made me laugh over our many escapades. I got to re-view her memorial (I used a photo from it I hope that is okay.) I got to read her obituary which I had never done. My favorite line was ... “Canoes will be gathering in Redfish Lake, Idaho to candles being lit in Chernovtsky, Ukraine.” She changed the whole world.