Saturday, April 25, 2015

Make A Difference

I want to thank the lovely Caitlin Tobias for pointing me towards the Wall of Remembrance at the Fantasy Faire.

I found myself at a loss for something to do for a few hours yesterday. There is a strange time after you lose a loved one where you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing. All the arrangements have been made and nothing needs to be done. Going on with life as normal just feels weird, but so does staring at the empty space your loved one used to occupy.

There is no right thing to do, and no wrong thing. It's just weird.
And thats where I was yesterday. The rest of my family had made a valiant, yet ultimately futile, attempt to drink ALL THE BOURBON the night before and were in no shape to do anything but  lie in bed in a haze of nausea so I left them to that and was simply twiddling my thumbs and staring at nothing.

The Fantasy Faire is a Relay for Life event. As it happens, the American Cancer Society is one of the charities my brother wanted listed in his obituary for memorial donations. I made a gift yesterday at the Wall of Remembrance for him.

We are so close to a cure. And the shitty thing about that is that it costs money... lots of money... to do the research that is going to be necessary to find the cure. In the real world, I work as a fundraiser and I understand the impact $5.00 can make. I know that people think their $5.00 won't matter, but that's simply not true. It adds up pretty damn quickly when lots of people donate that $5.00.

If you're so inclined, I'm asking each of you to stop by a Relay for Life kiosk in Second Life and drop a few lindens in, if you can.

His name was [removed], and he was amazing.

Thank you.

I promise to get back to your regularly scheduled pervy blog very soon. My brother, a big bear, often described himself as an old whore, and would be entirely disappointed in me if I didn't continue being my own version of that!

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