Thursday, November 5, 2009
"As a Thief in the Night"
I've been out sick from the radio station all week. Didn't look at my emails or check my phone messages. I didn't know about Toni's death till today.
Toni Short is an old friend. She is, was a broadcast comrade. She was a talented host, presenter. She was one of the "Old Gang" of us that started out in the 70's, and 80's.
This can't be so, can't have happened, I can't accept this. Not 'just' like that.
Yeah I could say I was just talking to her the other night, and I was. I just saw her, and I did, and she just sent me a nice card, and she did.
So 'how' the hell is she gone?!
This is exactly like when *Paul Williams son passed. (Paul was another pal from the Biz,..he's passed on now too.) One day Paul's son was at the station showing off his new laptop. I remember he was telling me how he was going to use it to make animations.
Then he was gone.
Now they tell me Toni is gone. Just like that.
This is how it happens. A blink of an eye, a beat of the heart, and then eternity.