August 9, 2003
That moment is with me now, exactly as it was then. I feel sheer horror at what I'm seeing. You called and I came looking, hoping that I would make it, praying I would be in time. You were silent when I opened the door, your too pale face barely showing recognition. You were only taking shallow breaths when I found you. There was barely enough life in you to make your heart beat. The light behind your eyes, the thing that I fell in love with, was gone. I ache when I remember. I will never let myself forget.