Thursday, July 05, 2007

I just keep getting reminded of this Harlan Ellison quote, because it was one I always used to tell myself whenever I was angry, or sad, or upset about something. He said, "Real pain only lasts ten minutes. Anything else is self-pity."

And he's right. He's so right. But he never said that those ten minutes don't all come at once. They're sharpened down to seconds, and each second of pain is like the stab of an icepick, and they just keep coming.

My niece, Cordelia Faith Henry, died today while sleeping. There will be no blog entries next week, as I will be out of town dealing with family concerns.

I don't know what else to say right now.


Tyson said...

John, I am so sorry. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

You have my condolences as well. You and your family will be in my prayers.

God Bless.

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear that buddy. Pass along my best wishes.

Unknown said...

I'm extremely saddend by your loss.

Anonymous said...

Take care of you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Very sad news.

My most sincere sorrow for her passing.

Be well.


Michael May said...

Oh my God, John. I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what you must be going through.