Man. I was so busy having a great day surfing and BBQ’n with friends today, not even knowing all the while my Aunt Deanna was taking her last breaths of life.
My Dad’s two sisters were always my favorites. My Aunt Susan was the coolest and my Aunt Deanna was the sweetest person ever. Up until about 10 years ago I saw them often and then as families tend to do…we drifted apart. Our busy lives got in the way. I was lucky enough to have Deanna come visit NYC last summer and spent some what I now will forever cherish time with her.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer just a few months ago and now she is dead. She quit smoking 5 years ago. She was 45. I’ve always known the risk involved with smoking, but I dont think I can ever find the taste of a cigarette appealing after this. Someone beautiful was taken from me today. Someone I loved. Someone who was always happy to hear from me, or to see pictures of me. Someone who loved me. This shit is not ok. Especially when we’re doing it to ourselves.
The shit is real.