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unfathomable horribleness and ineptness.

kris and i are friends with a couple who recently birthed a child with a terminal birth defect. maya died on easter at the precious age of 10 weeks and her memorial was today. during what must be an unspeakably difficult time, i was asked to operate the video camera during the memorial. in a monumental moment of ineptness, after the ceremony i discovered that i had the pause button enabled during the entire ceremony.

how big a schmuck am i?


beyond my ineptness, the strength and fortitude displayed by maya's parents today was simply amazing. i can only guess at the depth of your loss. you are amazing.

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4/23/2003 11:41:00 PM 0 comments


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