Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, January 16, 2011


My friend, Brenda, died Friday afternoon.

She was my mentor throughout so many changes, both good and bad, in my life and was loved by so many people.

She battled lung cancer for just over a year, and will be greatly missed.


  1. Rose,
    I am so sory for your loss. Brenda sounds like a wonderful person. Cancer is a horrible disease. It robs of us so many wonderful people. People who lose their life much earlier than they wanted. My thoughts are with you as you travel this terrible time.

  2. Friends are the family we choose and such loss can be so devastating. I'm sending you warm thoughts, Rose. So sorry for your loss.

  3. So sorry that you lost a good friend. Cancer is insidious that way.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. Good friends who can mentor are so rare.