For better or worse

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Jane the Obscure

“We are not idealized wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so weird that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves.” Joan Didion

Loss is a part of life. In a life time, at some point one will lose a friend or a family member.  And if you are like me; a set of car keys, handbags, jewelry, scarves, and even a favorite pair of underwear.
On family and friends
The death of my dear friend, my mother, and nephew, I couldn’t control. I wish I could say that “it was their time to go,” but I detest that saying. It was not their time, but somehow, in some unexplainable way, they were writing their story and weaving their sorrows and regrets on their hearts until there was…

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About Susan Forrest, co-founder Los Angeles, County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force, chair Los Angeles, County HIV Mental Health Task Force, secretary
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