Losing Ulla

Birth of a New Brain

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Ulla’s dog Solo

Ulla. Where do I begin?

When I told someone yesterday my friend died by suicide, adding that we never met face-to-face, I sensed that she didn’t understand the power of a virtual friendship.

Of course that’s not her fault – if you haven’t experienced being friends with an online “kindred spirit”, it’s hard to relate to the idea. But I was frustrated all the same because it was a genuine friendship.

How I hate writing that word “was”.

Ulla was a better friend to me than most of the friends I’ve ever had; hell, she was there for me during some of my toughest times far more than some of my relatives.

Oh Ulla.

She supported my writing, and — this was big– she helped me grieve my father’s death. She truly understood what it was like to lose a parent since she had been through it too.

She sent me…

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2 thoughts on “Losing Ulla

  1. Kate, thanks so much for sharing my thoughts of our friend Ulla.
    Sending you hugs and “strongs” as she would write us.
    Thanks for the follow, and please take extra-good care of yourself today. XOXO Dyane

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