… grieving

Do you remember Peanut? I just learned she was killed in a car crash by a speeding driver who ran a red light in Phoenix 11 days ago. She was as inspiring and lovely as the photo she sent me of herself as a river:

Sherri ended her emails with quotes that she changed pretty often. Here are her most recent:

Think about your highest purpose in 2011. Set up your calendar to that end, and everything will run better. — Martha Beck

I believe that every person is born with talent. — Maya Angelou

I think one of the reasons I’m popular again is because I’m wearing a tie. You have to be different! — Tony Bennett

The most fun is getting paid to learn things. —  Diane Sawyer

And her final one was:

Nobody cares if you can’t dance. Just get up and dance. — Dave Berry

I am very sad for the world’s loss — I will miss Sherri May. Please join me in sending love and healing to her family and to the driver that killed her.

4 thoughts on “… grieving

  1. Leah

    Oh my. I’m so sorry to hear this. I remembered your post to Peanut. Thank you for sharing her quotes. Love, light, and healing to you, her friends and family.

  2. hatt

    Oh my dear friend. I am so sorry for your loss. And for our loss. It is shocking to suffer a loss like this one. I know from personal experience. My mom, Mary, was struck by a car and killed in 1998. My grieving went through stages. First, I needed to come to terms with the suddeness and trauma. Then, I was able to grieve my missing her. Finally, I was able to re-embrace my joy of having her in my life. My prayer for you, for Sherri’s family, and for all who miss her, is that they will be supported by spirit to grieve as long and as deeply as needed so that the memory of her joyful essence is untainted by the pain of her loss. And I will continue to pray for all the drivers who have accidently harmed others.
    peace and all good,


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