A Window is Where the Wall is Absent

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LaKeidra Kemp

I can't stop thinking about LaKeidra. Her warm eyes, her shy, beautiful smile, her gentleness and dignity. Yesterday I found out that LaKeidra died in a car accident on Saturday, December 26, while a passenger in a car that was driving through the same snow storm in the same area that I was driving through at exactly the same moment that Lakeidra and her 3 three friends died. A coroner pronounced them dead at the scene of the accident. Lakeidra and I worked together at the hospital, she was a social worker. Her disappearance is so sudden. She was 32 years old.

In honor of LaKeidra, I would like to post a haiku poem by Basho.


The temple bell stops -

but the sound keeps coming

out of the flowers.

.

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Colleen! That is so tragic. I'm sad.

Colleen Loehr said...

I attended a beautiful memorial service at our hospital for Lakeidra yesterday. We all cried. Death is so shocking and incomprehensible. A universe without Lakeidra just seems impossible. But there it is. It makes me realize how immeasurably precious and unique every individual life is. Thanks for your note Cindy.

Cindy said...

So shocking and completely incomprehensible. It is amazing that life can be taken away like that. I'm sure I'm not alone in constantly thinking of it and trying to be in touch with the preciousness and uniqueness of our life as you say but hearing about such sudden tragedy does make one feel shakey. I'm sorry for your loss Colleen.

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