Friday, January 5, 2007

lux aeterna luceat eis, domine

Unfortunately, I have more to mourn today. I found out from a friend's away message that Tara Davis, a euphonium and music ed student I knew at NU, died Tuesday in a car crash. I didn't know Tara very well, but I liked her. She was only 24. It now seems frighteningly apparent to me how delicate our bodies are, and how easily they are broken. Having spent my winter vacation with families who have experienced losses, thinking of LHL and Cynthia Steljes, Marijane Carr and Eleanore Schoenfeld, John Mack and James Caldwell and Vincent Cichowicz, Sonja Bedikian, and now Tara, I'm feeling closer to the abyss than ever.

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