I have had some sad events befall me in the recent past. I lost my dear friend Nita across the street, who i just wrote about a few weeks back. It was sudden. And terrible. I have been mourning her for a month now. She passed on March 30th. Her house stands dark across the street. The last thing I look at at night, and the first in the morning. After a month, it's more bearable now. I was just now able to write a note on the funeral home's guest book. it left me sobbing. i miss her. she was a real strong presence in my life. i am terribly sad. But, I know she is in a better place, and that she is not suffering any more with chronic pain, and lameness. she was a good person. salt of the earth. she will always be with me.