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Sabina in her 10th Life Resting her Head on Joan

Dear Kim:

I am having bad computer problems tonight. Keep getting kicked off. So the entry for tomorrow is short.

If a cat has nine lives, Sabina has 10. Or more.

Let us revisit.

She had a brain aneurysm a few weeks ago and was in intensive care for 10 days.

On Thanksgiving, she had a dinner party at her house!

(Kim: I am continually reminded of the bittersweet quality to life. How we have both the joyful and the sorrowful moments. One person comes to my office to tell about a success, and the next describes a failure.)

Last night, I went to a French bistro with Sabina, her friend Dayna who had flown in from L.A. and her new beau, John who I like very much.

She looked beautiful and was funny and actually talked about the Heisenberg Principle. I said, What happened to you. Didn't you just have brain surgery?!"

She laughed and put her head my shoulder and speared a piece of my liver in Beaujolais sauce.

I am so happy for her and for all of us.

Here is one of the best parts of the story. When Sabina first had the aneurysm and was very sick, she said to John, "Everything was going so well. I moved here, got this new job, met you . . . "

And he said to her, "As far as I concerned, it still is. We'll get through this."

So I decided that I loved this guy, Kim. Because if anyone ever said the right thing, or maybe the kindest thing, that was it.

And I hope they have a sweet and strong love that last for a very long time.

Later,

xJoan

Sunday, Nov 27, 2005

6:49 PM

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