Monday, 19 October 2009


Today is the fourth anniversary of the day my eldest sister died... horrifically, but almost instantly, in a head-on collision on a highway in the westernmost province in this fair land.

It still doesn't seem like she's gone. I still feel like I should be able to call her up and chitchat whenever I feel the ESP waves... We did that a lot, she and I. One of us would call, and the other would say, 'I was just thinking of you...' It happened much too often to just be coincidence, and I do that with my youngest sister now, too.

We were very close... closer than most sisters... the best of friends...

The fun we had together, the talks, the love and tenderness, the mentorship in life that she gave me... all have made me who I am today.

Today... and every day... I miss her.


  1. That is a wonderful photo. Was it taken in one of those self-serve photo booths?

  2. XL: Yeah, it was... there were four - she took two and I took two. xoxoxo

  3. Hi Ponita,

    You both shared a wonderful love and it easy to see it because you're such a giving person. Just one of many qualities I admire about you.


  4. *Hugs*

    That's such a great foto of you, two. It captures the laughter and joy and fun you both shared. Thank you for sharing something so precious with us.

    Much luv and best wishes to you and your loved ones.

  5. Hey Pon, lots of love today from over here.


  6. xoxoxox from me to you, sugar!

  7. It's like that when a loved one dies. I still feel I can just pick up the phone and talk to my mum.
    Two lovely sets of teeth.

  8. Princess... I'm very sorry for your loss.

  9. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. It is always a tough day...

    When someone dies of old age or a lengthy illness, there is some emotional preparation for the inevitable. But accidental death is so totally different.

    So thanks again, for being my friends... xoxoxoxo

  10. I am so sorry. You and your sister are so beautiful together in that picture.

  11. Late showing up, as usual, but that doesn't make the caring thoughts any less sincere. I can't imagine what it's like to lose a sibling to whom you're so close, and it's only natural that the anniversary is a tough day.

    What a lovely, fun, natural shot of the two of you! A fantastic souvenir of a happy time, for sure.

  12. Oh, I can't even imagine getting news like that. Hugs.

  13. Just caught up with this, sorry. I'm glad that you had such good times with her and have such good memories to look back on, although it must be very painful.


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