Jul 10, 2009

A rough week, indeed.

Its been a rough week for us here on the Lost Coast.

I have been working on a draft-type post over the last few days to try and put my thoughts to words, but its been slow going and in the end I simply stalled out. Partly from sheer exhaustion, partly from emotional exhaustion, and partly because after everything that has happened I simply found myself speechless.

Last week one of our own was arrested. It wasn't the odd random DUI (which sadly happens from time to time) and is something that everyone can recover from. It was much worse. It involves a co-worker, a friend, who made poor choices and landed himself in jail because of it. I don't care to get into details of the arrest here, however you can check the local paper's article HERE. A follow up article can be found HERE, which has more information.

Its a sad case. A friend made choices that, although maybe he didn't see it at the time, affected us all.

Then, a few days later, someone we all know and cared for, had a major medical problem while vacationing at the lake and died suddenly. Ben Nord was a good person and this sudden loss has affected us all deeply.

To say that its been a little depressing at work this last week would be the understatement of the year. The sense of loss we all feel has simply been compounded and doubled. Its a struggle to talk about anything else right now. And even when we manage, all conversations seem to make their way back to topics of loss and hurting.

I don't know what else to say at the moment. Its been rough. The good thing is we are like a family, and we are all close and there for one another. Perhaps, if anything, this tragic week will help us all become closer and better people for it.

One can only hope.

1 comment:

  1. We are truly sorry for your losses this week. I appreciate you attitude and approach to growing through difficulties.


You went to all the trouble to get yourself here, you might as well say something about it.

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