How can a year have passed already?
She left a comment on July 2, the day I posted, writing
"Those who I love the most in this world, know
and accept the real me."
"Since I have gotten older, I realize that I am me, regardless of what I am wearing."
She and I loved the same sort of music; an eclectic collection ranging from the great American songbook to Beethoven. Hers, the first comment on that post and her last ever to me, was a comment so close to my heart. She wrote
"Love Cole Porter, love Natalie Cole, Love the song!"
The song that day was Every Time We Say Goodbye.
It makes me cry to think of the irony. How could I know we were so near to our last goodbye?
A year ago today was her last day; meandering over, and soon to be at peace.
If there is an afterlife, nobody gets to send messages in this direction from there, but perhaps she can feel this coming from so many of us who she touched here.
Miss you Melissa.