Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rasta, In Memoriam

Rasta Wortman
This is the photo Antje had on
her Facebook, which I've slightly edited
for this memoriam

Tuesday I got word that Rasta, a dear 4-legged companion of Antje, a dear 2-legged friend of mine, passed away from lymphoma. I don't know what I would do without my Suki Kabuki, and I knew Antje was just as bonded with Rasta.

It's difficult to be of comfort to someone when they are on the other side of the United States, and three time zones away. It was heartwarming to see how many of Antje's friends sent condolences via Facebook, and without a doubt many more called her personally. Antje gives as greatly as she gets, and the depth of feeling expressed by her friends and relatives was directly indicative of the depth of feeling she had for her constant companion, Rasta.

My friend seems to be working through her grief, with more difficult moments still to come. She has lost a loved one before, and I don't mean to minimize that incredible loss of her husband, but I know how important a role Rasta played in the life of Antje Wortman.

Rasta will be well-remembered.

Me and Antje

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful memorial. My heart goes out to Antje.