our-Priscilla and my dear dear her/friend #2 and hero is …is Pat Ciminera my second and very personal hero. Why ?
Pat had an aggressive bowel cancer. Unusually, she was a close friend to both Priscilla and I and navigated the gender friendships skilfully.
When she was diagnosed with cancer, as a friend, I asked her
‘What could I can I do?’ For you?’
‘The only thing I ask of you is do, please speak at at my memorial/funeral/celebration service.’ Please do all for me.
My heart sank.
Speak at your funeral? When I am a wreck? Crying?
No. No No.
I looked her in the eye and said, ‘yes.’
No one can love I you more than a dear friend who gives you, who asks you, a big ‘Ask’ and can never return the request. No one.
‘My hero.'(from Betty Boop American Cartoon)
Love u Pat