Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Molly the Warrior

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh," he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw, "I just wanted to be sure of you."

Winnie the Pooh

Today I am thinking about my good friend Undead Molly. She is strong and fearless and one of the most generous, thoughtful, caring, wise, stylish, saucy people I have ever been lucky enough to know.

Later today she is having a scary surgery but I know she is going to be fine because the world needs her. And she has a good doctor and a strong body and she is gonna fight fight FIGHT her way back to good health.

We love you Molly, get better real soon.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. Orson Welles

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked
Bernard Meltzer
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one
C.S. Lewis

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind--the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
George Eliot


Salty Miss Jill said...

What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I'm sending good hoodoo her way. :)
I also have a wee lump in my throat over your sweetness.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Thanks for the hoodoovoodoo Salty! Molly is OK! She came through the operation like a real trooper! Hip hip hurray! Now she had better heal real fast so we can go see the SPice Girls!!!

Pillows for the People said...

Molly is so sweet! Eva has lovely friends!

Molly will live to be 137 and a half. But very unfortunately Eva will only live to be 135 and 3 months. Marcel will however live to be 199 and 364 days.

God knows who will supervise Marcel for his last 62 years and 274 days on earth without Eva - obviously it will be mayhem (and I thank god I will only live 129 years and two days so I won't have to witness that specific
mayhem in person).

Mike Marion said...

Eva... What a sweet piece you wrote for your friend.

My co-workers and I are going thru a simular situation. One of our best friends at the TV station revealed to us that he's been diagnosed with cancer and today we learned that it appears to be spreading.

We all feel so hopeless as he is one of the nicest persons one could ever know or work with.

With friends like you I'm certain that Molly be better than ever.

Mike Marion

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Parisa....NOOOOOOO!!! I have to live 6 years without you!??! I REFUSE! let's make a suicide pact and MArcel can come with us! he has been itching to end it for years.

Right now he is in SF living it up, I gotta post the pics. What a ball of work that frog is.

Mike, OOF, awful news! I am thinking good thoughts about your friend.

As years go by, it seems good health is the best blessing a person can have, that and good friends!

Molly is not home yet but she gets to eat ice cream and jello now! YIPPEEEE!


Eva the Deadbeat said...

PS you guys are nice to say I am sweet but I am really not. I am terribly selfish. it is just that a world without Molly in it would be too awful to imagine. so i am selfishly insisting she get better soon so she can keep me company!!!

luckily, she is tenacious as hell so she is gonna be just FINE!

Undead Molly said...

That's me! Eva you make me cry. I am lucky to know you. Thank you for bringing me ice cream and presents! Thank you for EVERYTHING! I will be in ship-shape real soon. We'll be back at Shelburne Farms having Bloody Marys for breakfast before you can say 'bob's your uncle'.

I think we should resolve to go for an April Fools Day swim! What say you???!!?

Eva the Deadbeat said...

YAY! I am down! I think we should combine bloody marys and an April Fool's day swim! the vodka will give us steam! WE MUST!

Tracy said...

eva!!!! i LOVE MARCEL!!!
i never even knew about him -
can he come to our slumber party monday (and meet squid and ella??)

i LOVE you and can't wait!!
p.s. yes - i too echo everyone who says they're GLAD YOU'rE BACK (and marcel too!)