Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009

An 11 year old girl was killed yesterday

during a routine Jr. Life Guard (JGs) practice doing something called a speed drop, where the kids jump off of a moving boat. She was killed by the propeller of the boat as it came around to pick up the kids.

I can't stop crying.

Langston does the same program here at Venice Beach.

Langsotn loved doing that exercise last year.

I want to tell him about the girl.

I want to make sure he is extra careful.

I want him to see how precious life is.

I want him to know his death would crush me.

Oh and I want him to be just a regular 12 year old.

So I will try not to put the pressure of my well-being on him.

And suddently

this ground I stand on

one day before the 90 Day mark of Art's death

isn't so steady.

It never really was, it's just

I pretend it is.

My heart going out the family who just lost their daughter isn't enough. Nothing is in grief.

Turn and kiss someone you love right now. Do it for me. Do it for the parents of this child. Do it becuase you CAN!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim -- Your post is thoughtful and poignant, as always. I just tagged you for a blog award. No pressure on "the rules."