Mudcat Café message #3359695 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145261   Message #3359695
Posted By: CupOfTea
05-Jun-12 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
Subject: RE: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
My heart aches with you. I think of Seattle as such a grand place for folk music & I've enjoyed the people I've met from there over the years for their enthusiasm and sense of community. I could so clearly see how this would devastate the open mic communities I participate in here - so clearly that even the empathy hurts.

I further know the heartache of dealing with Burkitt's. The American version hits the young, and it's so teasing that so many recover from it completely. My darling husband lost to it after 6 months fighting, when he was 26. You are fortunate to have community, and people to grieve with. Making an effort to be with, and cherish, those in your community helps ease the burden of the grief and shock that will take time to recede from the front of your thoughts. I wish your benefit much success - pouring positive action over grief looks like the best possible route to take.

Wishing you much music and much community,
Joanne in Cleveland