Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Valerie

Valerie was my friend.
Valerie was a sociology professor.
Valerie was kind to everyone.
Valerie cared about social justice.
Valerie had a loving partner.
Valerie had loving friends and family.
Valerie had cancer.
Valerie died today.
Even though I haven't seen her for a while, I'm going to miss Valerie.

3 comments:

the feeb said...

i'm sorry about your loss morris.

Tom said...

Once upon a time, Morris and I were considering relocation to Burlington, VT where Valerie and her partner lived. I met her for the first time when we went up there for Morris' job interview at U of Vermont but she embraced me like she had known me at least as long as Morris, if not longer. I've never been made to feel that welcome so quickly by any of the friends Morris made before our relationship, and I'll always cherish that memory.

Heaven is certainly getting one fierce lesbian. I hope they're ready for her. We'll miss you Valerie.

MO'SH said...

Very touching memorial, Morris. She sounds like one of those rare people who makes an extreme, indelible impression on you in a great way.