katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

the news of death

During my trip to Scotland I have sent postcards to my Japanese and foreign friends. Yesterday I got the reply from one of the American friends P, but not P herself but from her son. Sadly, it's the news of her death. P was maybe older than my mother and I knew her health has been failing for years so it's not a big surprise, still this news made me feel sad. P is one of my first foreign friends - she was a volunteer guide of the Stevenson museum in California when I've visited it for the first time many many years ago. And she was kind to the ignorant foreign visitor, she even said I'd be able to stay with her on my next visit to the town. And in fact I have stayed with her when I visited there again after some years, she had taught me many things and I could learn more from her personality and her life as an American.
Today I wrote a letter of condolences to her son, it's not an easy task...
Tags: daily life, travel/going out

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