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Around The Square
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 • Posted April 15, 2009

April 15.

The dreaded day.

Time for taxes.

No one likes them.

But they’re a part of life.

Like death.

Death and taxes.

Two things you can count on.

Both are inevitable.

If one could cancel out the other, I’d pay taxes all day long.

And my friend and neighbor would still be alive.

Sari Moyer.

But it’s selfish of me to wish this.

She suffered.

Now she doesn’t.

All that came to a peaceful close last week.

Sari ran the cancer gauntlet unlike anyone I ever knew.

And still rode her bike.

Fed the birds.

Phoned her friends.

“Hello, you little sausage!”

Spent time with family.

As though her painful struggle didn’t matter.

She might complain about the nausea.

Or how bored she was.

But she always wanted to know how WE were.

What was new.

How was so-and-so.

Chat about the weather.

School.

Business.

Children.

Parents.

Trips to Big Bend.

All the little things that become a big thing.

Like life.

Our lives.

Living it as we are dying.

All of us.

Hopefully living it well.

Fully.

With love.

Goodbye, you little sausage.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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