This year there are too many candles lit to remember our dead. Eight of our friends have passed since just before the beginning of 2009. Eight. Some of them very, very dear. One who brought joy to our house on a daily basis. One, the husband of a close friend. One who would have brought laughter, good energy and great music to our house. And would have helped another close friend to reach his full potential in so many ways.
I will not miss 2009, but I surely will feel the losses incurred for a lifetime.