Facing demons takes courage and stamina. Ask any dragon-slayer, vampire killer, or ghostbuster. Modern demons are not the stuff of gargoyles on the Notre Dame cathedral, as you see in this picture of Scott in Paris in his youth. Instead we create personal demons with our own fear….

sister love

Scott did this portrait of us awhile back and I just discovered it on his iPad. We said goodbye to his sister Lindy yesterday. That was very very hard to do. Although we have been extraordinarily open with our story up to this point, there are many more moments now of the sense that words are not adequate to express the enormity of the situation. Plus there are too many facets to it…where do I begin. I am daily moved by the kindness of strangers, both here in Goa and globally in the blogosphere. I am bowled over continually by the outpouring of love and grace from family and friends–his, mine, ours– and unexpected places. …