Ichabod is itchy

September 8, 2006


Filed under: life — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:48 am

Yesterday I found out that an old friend of mine– with whom I had a brief love affair in my early 20s– had died. He was young (only 30), fit and healthy and he just collapsed of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. He was running a half-marathon and he was here one minute and gone the next.

I cannot express the pain I’m in. I can think of nothing else and, from the moment I heard, have had constant flashbacks of his smile, his laughter, his voice and the time we spent together. And I can’t stop crying.

I haven’t seen him for a couple of years. And I suppose we were never the closest of friends. So how can it hurt so much? He was such a sweet and gentle creature– and a real entertainer. Always had a story to tell, always making people laugh, and I never heard him say a nasty thing about anyone.

The world will be a duller place without him.



  1. Please receive my condolences for the loss of your friend.

    Comment by Douglas Bass — September 8, 2006 @ 7:22 pm |Reply

  2. Love and light

    Comment by Minx — September 8, 2006 @ 8:09 pm |Reply

  3. Oh saus…………….am so sad

    Comment by Jill — September 9, 2006 @ 12:23 pm |Reply

  4. Sorry to hear about that, Sian. My condolences…

    Comment by Ian — September 9, 2006 @ 4:44 pm |Reply

  5. My thoughts are with you, Sian.
    I can understand only too well all the raging emotions….modern life does not prepare us well for the tragedy of early, unforeseen death. Please contact me if I can help in any way.
    My thoughts are with you. You will endure but I know that won’t help much at the moment.
    All my love

    Comment by Web editor — September 9, 2006 @ 7:22 pm |Reply

  6. Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments. I really appreciate them all.

    Comment by ichabodisitchy — September 14, 2006 @ 6:55 pm |Reply

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