Was so sad to read Alberta Watson, the actress from the shows 24 and Le Femme Nikita, passed away from cancer, dying in her husband’s arms.
The poignancy of that made me weep.
To be able to leave this world held by someone you love who loves you might be the greatest gift ever.
Got me thinking. Who would hold me? Carmela, the basset hound was the only one who came to mind. My imagination then went off to the races. “My friends, all three of them, would ask, “what can we do for you Susannah – is there anything you want?”
“Yes, Tubes. I want to see Tubes.”
So among the three, the one who’d speak Spanish would probably be Chris who has quite a few Latinos working for him, so he’d call Carmela’s parents offering to pick her up. As you know, there’s a bit of a language barrier in Brooklyn.
After bribing her with something Italian like cheese or salami, she would get into his car since I’ve taught her not to talk to strangers unless of course, she felt it was worth her while.
When she saw me she’d jump on the bed wiggling and barking, so happy before checking to see if my PJs had pockets where there might be food.
But it would dawn on her pretty fast something unusual was going on.
She’d then lie across me the big love bug she is and I’d breathe my last.
How lucky to go out surrounded by those you love.
With the exception of life, who could ask for more?
Alberta Watson oh so beautiful…remarkably talented, gone too soon.