Hello Readers,

Today’s a big day:  I have guest post at Men with Pens! Men with Pens is a well-known team of web designers and writers, committed to “changing businesses (and lives!) through high-end websites that get results.” I’m honored to be posting there, sharing what Breakfast At Tiffany’s has taught me about great writing and great love.

Today’s Post:  How Breakfast At Tiffany’s Teaches You To Become A Classic Writer

Finally, I want to follow up on Monday’s post, and thank you for your wonderful comments and support.

My dear friend, L’Arche family member and surrogate grandfather Vincent* passed away yesterday morning. He died at home, surrounded by loved ones. (I’m thankful that I was able to say goodbye to him the night before.)

When I think of him now, I remember what he used to say to me when I’d rush and make silly mistakes on routine. Whenever I’d get frustrated with myself, he’d always put me back in perspective by saying, “Don’t worry, dear. I still love ya.”

And now that he’s gone, I still hear him saying that to me. Whenever I get too sad, I think of those simple, beautiful words, and somehow, I am all right.


*Names have been changed.

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  1. Brooke (Books Distilled) August 12, 2011 at 2:24 PM - Reply

    So many hugs.

  2. Tara August 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM - Reply

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so I’d forgotten all about the phrase “the mean reds.” But I like it. So much more than saying, I’m afraid.
    The mean reds. I’m going to carry that with me. 🙂

    • Caroline McGraw August 20, 2011 at 2:29 AM - Reply

      It is a wonderfully original + descriptive turn of phrase, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. Tara August 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM - Reply

    Oh Caroline,
    I obviously did not read the rest of your post… and I apologize. Sending love and light to you and the L’Arches family on the loss of your good friend and family member, Vincent.
    Part of me feels like a complete idiot for not reading further than the first link. And part of me thinks that wouldn’t be in the spirit of Vincent at all.
    Take care of you.

    • Caroline McGraw August 23, 2011 at 12:49 AM - Reply

      No worries, my dear! Thank you for the love + light ~ you have brought so much of both with your comments + friendship.

  4. Cathy | Treatment Talk August 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM - Reply

    Hi Caroline,

    I will go and read your post at Men with Pens – congrats! I’m also sorry for your loss. Enjoy your break. Take care.

    • Caroline McGraw August 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM - Reply

      Thank you Cathy! Have just returned from the vacation, and am feeling relaxed + renewed.
      I appreciated your post at The Bold Life, and am glad to connect with you here as well. 🙂

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