A day.

Mar. 22nd, 2009 08:13 pm
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So I'm back in town for a couple days: came home Saturday afternoon and planning on heading back later tomorrow. We (the three of us and robin) had tickets to see Kodo today at Symphony Hall and tomorrow I'd like to stick my head in to work briefly and catch up a *little* bit.

The show was phenomenal. I don't think that words are nearly adequate to describe the performance. I had seen them with [livejournal.com profile] kazmat about 15 years ago in Worcester and remember it being great, but obviously my memory of it had dimmed over time. I had seen the show listing ages ago and gotten tickets then, so we were in row C right off the stage. Their precision - especially for drummers! - was unbelievable. If you ever have the chance to see them perform, do so.

After the show we wandered over to Douzo for some sushi and sake. It's not exactly cheap, but it is damn fine food. We need to find some of the sake for the house, I think. The dessert menu is a little lacking (imo), so we wandered off to Finale's to finish off the evening.

The downside to the day is that my father passed away quietly last night in his sleep. He hadn't really been *there* for a couple days - he would respond if spoken to but otherwise was curled up sleeping. Everyone is sad, but this was the best possible ending.

Thanks for all of the hugs and well wishes and sympathies.

Date: 2009-03-23 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellinghman.livejournal.com
We saw Kodo some 10 years ago, IIRC, in London.

Pretty damned amazing.

Date: 2009-03-23 10:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellinghman.livejournal.com
ETA: And Oh Crap, since I'm now not fast skimming LJ, and have finally noticed the end of your post.

It's awful when the person goes, and the body is left behind. When my Aunt finally died, my cousins were more relieved than anything else, because their mother, the woman who'd brough them up since their father had died, hadn't been there for years. The love that came out during her funeral services (yes, two, I attended both) showed that: they were extremely proud of her, extremely grateful for her, and so very glad that she'd achieved her release.

All our sympathies, and I'm sure the cats would send theirs, if they weren't self-centred attention sluts.

Date: 2009-03-23 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missionista.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss, and glad that it was the best possible ending.

Date: 2009-03-23 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazmat.livejournal.com
*hug* My sympathies are with you and your family. :{

Date: 2009-03-23 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
*hugs* hon. You are much in our thoughts.

Date: 2009-03-23 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamidon.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss, and glad you are at peace with how it has come about

Date: 2009-03-23 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woodwardiocom.livejournal.com
My deepest sympathy.

Date: 2009-03-23 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virtuallykayla.livejournal.com
Im so sorry. Glad to see you have a good handle on it.

Date: 2009-03-23 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caulay.livejournal.com
You have my sympathies.

Date: 2009-03-23 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fidgetmonster.livejournal.com
*snuggles* I'm sorry, goob.

Date: 2009-03-23 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzielizzie.livejournal.com
I'm sorry about your dad. *hugs*

I'm glad you had a good day today.

Date: 2009-03-23 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziranbrom.livejournal.com
my friend when you have time let me know the details for the service and i will be there, his is a souls that will be missed by many, but i am glad he is at rest. word can not express this kinda loss, just know i will be here for you my friend.

Date: 2009-03-23 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catness.livejournal.com

Let me know if you'd like me to come for the service.

Date: 2009-03-23 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-leonardo.livejournal.com
peace be with you and with everyone else who loved him.

Date: 2009-03-23 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sauergeek.livejournal.com
Good to see you at Kodo. Condolences about your dad.

Date: 2009-03-23 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docorion.livejournal.com
My condolences. That said, your family came together to make his passing a celebration of sorts, it sounds to me. Well done all of you.

Date: 2009-03-23 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stophittinyrslf.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about your loss.

Not sorry to hear about your outing to see Kodo-- I haven't listened to them in years, and am happy for the reminder.

Date: 2009-03-23 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ottah.livejournal.com
My condolences to you ad all thoe who loved him.

Date: 2009-03-23 10:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jss
My condolences to you and your family.

Date: 2009-03-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trystero.livejournal.com
I know you were braced for this, and in the long run that'll make things easier, but for now it can still be hard to deal with.

*hugs* and condolences, Kendall, to you and the rest of your family.

Date: 2009-03-23 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manley1.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss. At least you can take some comfort in knowing that it's all over.

The best possible ending

Date: 2009-03-23 05:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
I'm glad you (all) were able to make that happen.

My deep sympathies.

Date: 2009-03-23 06:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-03-23 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyp.livejournal.com
Oh honey. Glad it was peaceful. It's really sad but hopefully a relief that he's not struggling any more. I'll miss knowing he's around. I hope that everyone is OK and coping well. As always, lots of love to your mom, sister and everyone, as well as you. Big hugs your way.

Date: 2009-03-24 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evila.livejournal.com
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