Memorial, New York City, October 29, 2006
Housing Works Used Book Café
The superlatives and clichés that come to mind when I think of Sarah are all true, and there are not enough of them.
She was a great friend, generous at any hour, thoughtful and kind in every need, often sacrificing time and energy to mentor and comfort
Of the many gifts she gave me, her friendship and love were what I most valued.
These are gifts I continue to try and put into practice each day, and with practice I hope to someday be the friend to others she was to me.
She was an amazing woman, and we should all have more Sarahs in our lives..
The memories of our time together will continue to be great company, every day, and also the memories of her embrace: when she hugged me it was like being home and there was no greater place to be.
And one bit of wisdom she passed on to me, and which I'd like to pass on to you, and I don't know if she made it up, or borrowed it, or where it came from exactly, but which we can all use, and which can be applied to any aspect of our lives, is to always try and put the em-fä-sis on the right syl-lä-bel.
Thank you Sarah, and thank you all.