Beloved Wife found out Sunday, when delivering a home-cooked meal, that the husband of a faculty member friend is about to start hospice. Not altogether unexpected, but still hard.
I find myself thinking of other friends whose partners have died, remembering being with them before or after. Bearing witness to the grief of losing a partner.
I find myself remembering their spouses, some of whom were also dear friends of mine...
I find those are a number of the names I've put into my cauldron this week, for Samhain.