Friday, December 21, 2007

In Memoriam

The Winter Solstice is often associated with death and rebirth. How very appropriate that Debra exited this world to be reborn into another this very morning.

She was being held energetically by so many of you and I'm certain that made the transition to a pain free and loving place so much easier for her.

Be assured that her death was painless and a beautiful relief. Her mother and other friends were with her at the time of her death. Sofie and I sat with her after her death, told her we loved her and we will miss her very much. Sofie said that she's becoming an angel right now. We cried and kissed her goodbye.

A local memorial will be in January and the San Francisco memorial will be in the Spring. Details to follow for both.

Sofie and I are a bit overwhelmed right now so we're taking time to ourselves by staying at my condo tonight. We both appreciate all the love and kind thoughts that are pouring our way. We love each and everyone of you and are glad you've been part of this part of our journey.

Tennyson said it best,

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
I think we were all very lucky to have loved and been loved by Debra.
Crossposted from The Complex One's Musings


Aero Broken said...

I am so sorry and wanted to offer my condolences. I posted this saddening news on my blog. She helped so many people that even those lost are still winners.

Godspeed - Aero
AIDS Survivor 23+ yrs

Miriam Labbok said...

Debra was the first person that I met outside of my department -- on my second day at UNC. I ran into her in the parking lot, at a loss for how to wheel my computer to the SPH. She took me in hand, welcomed me completely and made me feel at home and happy to have come.
I think of her every day, although we rarely saw each other. Would that were time to say all the things that went unsaid.

Harry said...

I live in Manila and did not see Debra that often. I am her uncle. Her father was my brother.

When her father was dying of cancer, Debra was there for him, and I am sure that her moments with him ease his suffering and fears.

This memory always reminds me who Debra was.

Harry Friedland

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