Thursday, August 2, 2007

For Lana

Peripatetic Polar Bear recently started commenting on this blog, so I did what I do when someone starts commenting, and added her feed to my reader. In reading back through her posts a little ways, I saw that she had recently lost a friend in a bus accident in Siberia. Since I was catching up on something a few weeks old already and I'd never commented on her blog before, I didn't really know what to say. I didn't say anything.

Today, I got word that Lana, my old friend from graduate school, died recently in a bus accident in Siberia. I feel tongue-tied about this still--her voice and her face are in my head, and I can't even imagine the words--and also there's nothing I can say about Lana that ppb hasn't already captured. Please, especially if you knew her--and I know some of you did--please, drop by The Ice Floe.

8 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

So sorry...

Julia said...

So, so sorry...

E. said...

S., I'll e-mail you. --E

Magpie said...

I'm so sorry. And that's so odd - that you'd read about her death without knowing that you knew her...the world is a small and mysterious place.

Furrow said...

How strange, and indeed, how small the world can be at times. I'm so sorry.

Lo said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.

jo(e) said...

I felt sad when I read about her over at PPB's, but now seeing that you knew her too makes her even that much more real to me.

(o)

S. said...

Thank you, everyone, for the sympathy and support.