dear roody 25/30

bro, i’ll never forget your last trip to sf, mostly the magical afternoon at the painted ladies. there is something beautiful about bubbles…but especially watching a group of grown humans chase bubbles, trying to get the right “puff” of air to blow a bubble inside a bubble, and watching each other slip down the edge…

dear roody 24/30

dear roo- i made the un/fortunate mistake of typing your name into facebook search in order to find the picture of your cup overlooking hong kong. people’s beautiful tributes to you flooded the screen. i read one, then the next, and then i come across all the beautiful things you write about love, resurrections, and…

dear roody 19/30

dear roody- life had been quite hard. you had spent WAY TOO LONG in hong kong and were overwhelmed and stressed about getting your work back on track. things had changed because you were forced to wait 60+ days for your visa (*^$& china). i hadn’t yet had time to catch up on the aftermath…

dear roody 18/30

dear roody- one year ago today, i realized why i was called to china. it took 12 days for the anger and grief, the shock, adrenaline, and the numbness to wear off enough to see why you knew i was called to that place. i was your sister, i was your friend, i was your…

dear roody 14/30

dear roody- i soo despirately wish i had a photo for this one. but, 1.) you would have killed me 2.) you’d really kill me. like all of us, you had perhaps the coolest “awkward” late middle/early high school stage. you 1.) loved flyfishing and 2.) were completely obsessed with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. you…

dear roody 13/30

dear roody- one of my favorite days with you was the xmas you came to visit me. i think it was actually the first time you came to visit me after moving to the bay area. the moment you arrived you were so excited to FINALLY meet yasha…..but……yasha wasn’t as excited to meet you. she…

dear roody 10/30

dear roody- i’ve been doing pretty good the last couple days. all the tears i’ve had have come from laughing or talking about our life. it’s felt really good to laugh. during my time in sf and the bay area, it was always awesome to have come visit. typically, you had just spent some time…

dear roody 9/30

so, roody, if you remember correctly, that nightmare of trip didn’t just end with being forgotten. it got way worse. as our plane was preparing for landing at SAC the landing gears wouldn’t go down. so we flew over sacramento for hours and hours as they tried to fix it. they couldn’t fix it, so…

dear roody 8/30

roo! remember that time we flew “alone” to Sacramento and were forgotten by the workers at the airport! remember that stupid flight! we left PSG and arrived in SEA. because we were both minor we had to be escorted to a room in the airport where the AlaskaAirlines told us to stay and someone would…

dear roody 7/30

dear roody- a year ago today, the day (and days) after that terrible day, you gave me the sweetest gift. or, thinking about it, perhaps this wasn’t a new “gift”….it was a gift i didn’t really know, i hadn’t really seen it. but, that morning after we said goodbye, i really saw it. growing up,…

dear roody 6/30

last night, you and i were walking down the street. we had the biggest grins and every time we’d look at each other we’d bust out laughing. you were in my slip and heart sun glasses with my mom’s white heels and the wooden christmas light necklace. even with the clunking of the shoes you…

dear roody 5/30

dear roody- this morning i woke up to a beautiful orange sunrise shining through my window. there’s a goodness in the air that i cannot express. a sheer and perfect peace. the world feels good, and for the first time in a long time, it doesn’t feel scary. it feels like a day at the…