Fuck You, Death
July 26, 2018 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Two days before her death, she sent me a photo of an unfinished drawing for that book, with the accompanying text: “I don’t like to share things before they are finished, but here is what I am doing with my days (while not gasping for air).” Thoughts on Finishing My Friend’s Last Book

Cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée passed away in 2016 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, diagnosed shortly after the birth of her daughter.
posted by 1970s Antihero (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Probably should go in the post about this book from a few days ago -- jessamyn

Not quite a double, but related from a few days ago: Maman Lives in a Bubble
posted by FatherDagon at 7:39 AM on July 26, 2018

Kind of difficult for me to contemplate. At a certain point, I realized that it is not so great that one of my happiest childhood memories is going to breakfast with my father on the way to his radiation therapy sessions, as he was dying.
posted by thelonius at 8:08 AM on July 26, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yes, crushing, to live part of your childhood in the bubble of parental illness. My father was sick from my sixth to my eighth year. I have one letter from him from the hospital, optimistically telling me we would plant a tree together soon. This year, my 34th, I finally planted a tree for him at the edge of my yard, and named it Howard, his middle name. These things stick with you, though in a strange way, as a child, you're really only along for the ride.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:14 AM on July 26, 2018 [3 favorites]

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