Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
dougs

Ann Green, 16th December 1961 - 29th July 2008

So Ann Green, wife of stevegreen, died on July 29th after two weeks in hospital [Ansible]. And, unsurprisingly, Steve doesn't know what to do with himself.

I'm going to the funeral today, and I dropped Steve a note to that effect. He writes:
    I am relentlessly amazed at the efforts folks are making to show their respection and affection for Ann. (Not completely, though: I always thought she was incredible.)

It's good that Steve had someone whom he thought was incredible. It's good that Ann had someone who thought she was incredible. I wish all of my friends had relationships like this. It's the best kind of relationship to have, and it's a tragedy when it comes to an end.

If your whole life is wrapped up in being wholeheartedly part of a relationship like that, it's a huge hurdle to recognise that there's still life to be had after such a relationship comes to a close. I hope Steve copes.
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