The first member of a beloved group of friends died on March 31st. This past Saturday, we gathered with other members of her family and friends to say good-bye to her. The experience was surreal. I was acutely aware of Maggie’s absence and aware that in our small group, we were not spending much time speaking of her or our loss.
At the end, we said our good-byes and as I drove away, I wondered if on that day we were saying good-bye to more than our friend.