So here I am.
|Sunny Holtzlander and Kelly Makin|
If she knew I was having trouble writing because she is on my mind, she would laugh and wave a hand dismissively and tell a funny story.
Years ago, I blogged that "until you love somebody or something, you can’t grieve losing them." I said that grief was a gift. I still think that, because you've already had the gift of loving.
Even with that, though, I've also always thought that losing someone leaves a great, gaping hole in your heart, but it really doesn't, does it? Your heart stretches to accommodate whoever you invite into it and that space remains theirs even when they're gone. It's full of memories, a delicious warm spot in the occasional coldness of living.
A line from a duet Sunny and Duane sang says, "Another season, another reason. For makin' whoopee." I guess it was time for her to change seasons, but I'm sure she's creating wonderful whoopee in heaven.
Normally, I would say Rest in Peace about now, but I doubt there will be rest with Sunny. There will be laughter and joy and...yeah, lots of sunshine. I'm so glad to have known her.
Have a great week.