As many of you, friends and colleagues alike know, a very good friend, fellow colleague, office mate and lover recently met an untimely and very violent death.
I am repulsed and revolted at this shocking news, finally passed on to me by a good friend and colleague who knew us both.
Six thousand, six hundred and eighty miles away, I feel detached and out of sorts with this situation, but as many of you know I had already begun to detach from the situation which I left back home.
This woman I knew and grew to love, whose name I will refrain from posting online, will be fondly remembered. She and I met about six years ago and through the years, we were able to share many thoughts and feelings together. She supported me when I was down and beside myself with heavy decisions, as I tried to support her when she was in the throes of indecision and fear brought on mostly by her tumultuous life with an ill chosen man.
She fell victim to a selfish, cowardly man, suffering from terminal â€œlittle man syndrome,â€� who wanted more of a possession than a wife, more of a plaything than a friend, more of a puppet than a soul mate. He, like so many controlling men, couldnâ€™t deal with the fact that he was so much less of a man that he failed to hold onto a woman whose spirit could not be broken by his egocentric way of thinking and acting.
I knew this wonderful woman in so many different facets. She had many faults, like we all do, but most of us hate to admit. Behind her faÃ§ades, she was a wonderful, caring, loving person who gave of herself to many people.
In the span of six years of friendship and about ten months of a more intimate relationship, we shared many, many laughs and special moments that never will never be forgotten and never can be replaced. She had a spark inside her that was so vibrant but she struggled with many demons, that only time may have cured.
Now, her life is cut short. May she rest in peace. Wherever you are my sweet woman, know that your memory will always be with me.