Re: helen hill - response

From: amanda christie (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 15 2007 - 19:09:52 PST

dear all,

i have to agree with alva,

helen was my friend.
the grieving is hard enough as it is.
i'm having a very hard time as i'm out on the west
coast... while most of my other friends who knew her
are on the east coast, and i was unable to attend any
memorial services.

to read emails in this thread, with her name in the
title, and then to read the body of text with people
saying mean and hurtful things to each other... or to
read emails with lots of speculation and and political
analysis that's only loosely related to her person...
it's too much right now... and i don't think she would
be impressed. she was kind and understanding, and i
think that we should be as well.

i'm not going to name names or point fingers, for fear
that someone will feel the need to rebut my comment
and get the last word in,.. or will feel the need to
expand on their emotions further... or explain
themself... or something... then the the harsh words,
and academic analysis will continue. it has to stop

please. for the sake of those of us who knew helen,
and who are personally grieving for her as a person
and a friend, and for those of us who wish to honour
her memory...
please don't say mean things to each other...

and please.... please.... change the heading of the
email to something more appropriate if you wish to
debate the nature of grieving, death, psychology, or
the u.s. governtment.

let us use her name when we are speaking of her, or
her impact on us.

i don't really think that frameworks is the place for
us to be working through our grief or our emotions...
but that's not my call to make... just please... if we
must talk about it here... let's not be hurtful to
each other in emails that have her name in the title.


remembering helen in all her beauty, love, and

amanda dawn christie
vancouver, b.c. canada

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