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I found out this morning that someone I used to work with died last week, in very sad circumstances, and I feel pretty stunned. We weren't close friends, but I liked her and got on with her, and she was younger than me and now she's dead. I bumped into her just before Christmas when Patsington and I were on our way to a party. We were running really, really late because of crappy service in the restaurant where we'd been dining, and she stopped to chat and I had to say we were in a huge hurry and bustled off. Now I wish I hadn't. The next time I see someone I know and like and haven't seen in a while, I'm going to talk to them, whether I'm in a hurry or not. Being late for a fucking party isn't a good enough reason not to.

Bye, Roberta. You were great.

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pisica
Jan. 9th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel - someone I only through a roommate and hadn't seen for a while was having bad health problems that no one could diagnose, and then last month (when I was in India) aitkendrum told me that it was cancer in her spine, and she's now being kept constantly sedated until the end, which could be any time now. And the last time I saw her, I hardly said anything to her, just because I really didn't have anything to say, but I wish I'd found something. She's my age at most.
pisica
Jan. 9th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry, hit return too quickly - anyway, I think you're right in being conscious of needing to make time to see people.
leedy
Jan. 9th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
As I said on Jane's journal, I didn't know you knew her as well - I worked with her brother, and she was a friend of Anne's. I'm so, so sorry.

The next time I see someone I know and like and haven't seen in a while, I'm going to talk to them, whether I'm in a hurry or not.

Me too, definitely.
biascut
Jan. 9th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
I just read the thread on Jane's journal. I'm really sorry.
socmot
Jan. 9th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
So very sorry.
barsine
Jan. 9th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
It's so sad. I totally didn't make the connection with you, I forgot you would have worked together. I just heard last week because she was very close friends with the girl who is stage managing Av's show, so she told me.
glitzfrau
Jan. 9th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, darling. I'm thinking about you a lot.
radegund
Jan. 9th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry to hear this.
felinitykat
Jan. 9th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. And then -- The next time I see someone I know and like and haven't seen in a while, I'm going to talk to them, whether I'm in a hurry or not. -- is an excellent idea and is something everyone should think about.
distortionghost
Jan. 9th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
wow... i read her columns and articles every week :( sorry to hear that and The next time I see someone I know and like and haven't seen in a while, I'm going to talk to them, whether I'm in a hurry or not. is certainly a philosophy to adopt.
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