Friday, June 29, 2012

"Where The Light Gets In"



My beautiful cousin, Carrie, is being laid to rest today. I've had that gagging lump of silent sob stuck in my throat all week as I've tried to process the unexpected loss of such a joyous soul. She was on her way home from work when she was hit head on by a truck who crossed the center line. There's no doubt that the other driver was intoxicated, and now she's gone and everyone who loves her will endure a lifetime of pain because of the careless actions of a single shithead on the road.

I adore So You Think You Can Dance, and this week was the announcement of, and first live show with, the top 20 dancers of season 9. They preformed a handful of routines, but one was particularly poignant. The top 10 girls preformed a piece choreographed by Travis Wall where they told a story of crossing over and going toward the light. A lovely girl with long, curly blonde hair - much like Carrie - helped the other 9 girls cross over and I couldn't help but think of my cousin. 

11 comments:

  1. Oh sweetheart, I am so *so* sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. Huge, HUGE wrap-around hugs.

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  2. so beautiful. Travis' dance numbers are a sight to see, and I'm glad to hear it brought a little comfort to you. However, I know that has to be a terrible loss & I am so sorry to hear it!

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    1. SYTYCD nails it every time. Their pieces tend to be shattering ... in the best of ways.

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  3. This breaks my heart, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care darling!

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss, sweets.

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  5. I am sorry for your loss. The roads are getting worse, I don't care what anyone tells me. Drunks, drugs, and the cellphones and text messaging while driving. What is so important that they can't be put away for a moment. Pull over! Don't drive after you have had drinks. It is all very very selfish. I nearly got wiped out by a man texting the other day on a ramp of the highway, he decided to STOP and text on the exit ramp. We were able to whip off the ramp into a gully! He, of course too off. I am sooo sorry for your loss. The piece you posted was lovely. I hope someone will read your post and think next time they get behind the wheel.

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  6. This is one of my #1 issues I get so freakin' heated about. Everyday in the news is yet another drunk driving tragedy. I just don't get it. Where I live, there is a ton of access to public transit and cabs so it makes zero sense to me. Most recent, 2 days after her HS graduation, a girl from my town was plowed down by some drunk fuck going over 100 mph. He made her car flip over 3 times and hit a telephone pole. My only hope for her was that she went fast and didn't know what was coming. I can't imagine what your family, and so many others, go through, especially over something truly preventable IMHO. (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

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    1. It's terrible, isn't it?! My boyfriend saw a guy hit the center divider on 4th of July. He hit it once, then twice, and took off! What's wrong with people???

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