Archive | July, 2011

Love & Light

29 Jul

One week ago, a little light went out in the world. My friend Tanja lost her fight with Cancer. Right up until her last few days she was sending me fierce little texts, firmly requesting me to dance at her wake. What can you say to that?

She was beautiful, a fighter, a cheerleader to her friends, generous, funny, vivacious and kind. When I used to go see her sing and play guitar¬†she would always play Gillian Welch’s “Miss Ohio” and give me a big smile, a nod to my Cincinnati¬†roots. And it always made me happy, like she was singing for me.

My heart goes out to Tanja’s family, her partner and her beautiful little girl. The world is a better place for having had her in it. I’m proud to have called her my friend.