OMG I want to talk with you about this. So so much. What will happen next? Is he resigning because of an incoming scandal? What will happen to his Gucci shoe collection and his extremely handsome personal aide?
Missing you, Sarah.
Miss you miss you miss you. Hurting today.
Worked for ages on marriage equality in Illinois, only to be stymied yet again by the f’ed up Illinois legislature - for which my sentiments currently veer from TLC’s “I don’t want no scrubs” to a desire to throw every last one of the bastards out.
It’s not that people disagree there - folks can disagree with/vote against my positions as much as they want. It’s that our side is a) completely in power b) corrupt as all get-out and c) can’t seem to find it’s ass with both hands.
Would love to talk about this with you.
Thought of you all Thanksgiving, and included you in our prayer, and lit your candle. It’s not enough, really.
I don’t know what to do with you…
Fuck. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Where the f are you when your mother is sick with cancer again? Where the f are you when your friends are still mourning your loss a year later - trying to piece together your beautiful writings and research and notes into something that can shine into the rest of the world? Where are you?
Oh Sarah - Where were you this weekend with so many friends gathered? i took comfort from spending time with Smorice and your parents, but what a huge f’ing hole you have left.
I had to hold my self back from shouting when Geoffrey K said he couldn’t quite remember what your undergraduate major was, but that it might have been sociology. What was the professor’s name in the class where we met? I knew right from the moment we first sat next to each other in the classroom partway up science hill that we would be friends. How could I not like you and love you? So funny and compassionate and passionate about what we were learning, and passionate in our joint dislike of sociology - and in our eventual practice of sociology in our senior theses.
I was digging out old photos of you to share with your parents - I found my senior thesis and where I had cited your remarkable senior thesis.
I also saw Jon Butler there - and was again struck with terror at the thought of introducing myself… But did at Smorice’s prodding. Remembering how you would talk of him later as “Jon” and laugh atmy inability to communicate directly with important people generally, and friendly-professors-with-whom-it-would-have-been-useful-to-communicate specifically.
Some days, shammond… some days, thinking of your absence are really hard.
Man I would like to have watched this with you.
I remember when we both returned from the summer after sophomore year having read The Bros K. Why aren’t you on Goodreads right now? It would be nice to compare notes - right up until I started feeling completely inadequate based on the depth and breadth of your reading and knowledge. I would tell you about how I started Nixonland and you would tell me about how you read it when you were 12 and how it was awesome but you weren’t sure about the author’s analysis of the Watts riots was thorough.
Seriously, Sarah, you should get on Goodreads.