Tuesday, September 13, 2011


How do you sum up a lifetime of memories in just a page?

The movie montage of images runs through my mind teasing me with the promise of Kate. Tobogganing on the hill. Mulled wine by the bonfire. Racing the squirrels to the strawberries. Meandering through the hosta gardens. Picking up seashells and stones along the shore. Watching her sign her winning Beetle story in the back of Duets at an RWA convention. Watching the dogs play with sticks. Listening to frogs by the pond. Feeding chipmunks while on a writer's retreat. Pondering character names and plot-lines. Celebrating. Laughing. Crying. A quick smile. Swimming with squid. Watching the hummingbirds. Fireflies. Writing at the Butterfly Conservatory.

So many more images than I can ever share. Words can't sum up a person's soul, their impact on another. That's something to be felt.

For everyone who has ever been touched by Kate's soul - we were privileged.


  1. I am sorry for your loss, but even more I am glad that you had the privilege of such a friendship.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss She was lucky to have had you as her friend. :)

  3. I think you did a fantastic job summing things up.
    You and Kate were both blessed beyond imagining. That's the way of the very best of friendships though. You always feel like the lucky one, the one that is getting far more than they are giving. And the other person feels the very same way.