Thursday, June 25, 2009

Best Friends Forever

10 years.
10 years of letters in a box from my email buddy Pauline in Montreal. I wanted to learn French and she wanted to learn English but it turned into so much more.

She was responsible for re-igniting my passion for knitting after gifting me these now well worn slippers and scarf many years ago.

We wrote each week without fail until the last few weeks when her silence began to worry me.

I lost my friend today after a frighteningly short battle with breast cancer. I never saw her in person or even spoke to her on the phone (my French is THAT bad) and I probably wouldn't be able to recognize her in a crowd but the hole she left in my life is immense.
Adieu chère amie, tu me manques.