Jewel was on Howard Stern's Show (on Sirius) this week and she sang the following song, The Needle And The Damage Done (Neil Young). It was pretty haunting, sad and I've had it stuck in my head ever since.
So I take a moment to think about all of the people who have loved, and lost anybody they loved to a horrible addiction or disease.
No matter when, why or how, it hurts just the same, and leaves a hole in our hearts forever. Even though we know that they're safe, loved and still living on in our hearts and right by our side, watching and hearing every word, and every tear, we miss them terribly.
Here's to needed hope for the ones not yet too far gone.
Sending out healing, love and strength to everyone... Love, Aunt Jackie