The Kt we loved

The Kt we loved
"I just might hurt you if you don't move that camera." — Kt

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kt the Iconoclast

A friend posted a picture of her new running shoes on Facebook:
Katie would have loved these (while the rest of us screamed, "My eyes! My eyes!"). Her kind of colors.

I've been "stuck" listening to Saga again lately—can't seem to tolerate anything else. They're playing a rare U.S. gig in Manhattan at B.B. King's club on September 5, and I'm booked to go see them. Sure wish my concert buddy could go with me like she used to. It's not even an over-21 show...

Saga track of the day: "I Walk With You" (the YouTube clip is mistitled)

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Day Late and a Dollar Short, as Usual

Yesterday marked 18 months, and I found myself ("uncharacteristically", Katie would no doubt note!) short of things to say.

Many folks sent/posted sentiments, including my oldest sister, who emailed:
I'm not uncognizant of the significance of today's day. One point five years -- how the hell'd this happen...
...which pretty well nails my feelings about it: How the hell did this happen?!

Anita's Facebook post was also trenchant:
Today is the 18th month anniversary of Katie's death. I am still so devastated, and I wonder if that feeling will ever go away. I miss her so much. She was the light and joy of our lives, and the world is a much darker place without her in it. Please take a minute to think of our beautiful daughter today and the incredible joy she brought to so many people.

Meanwhile, the Oakton High School Theatre Department is holding a special performance of The 39 Steps tomorrow evening (Saturday, May 12th). Part of this event is a fundraiser for a scholarship they are creating in Kt's honor:
Just like KT, this scholarship is different than any other. We are not looking at just your school work or your activities. Rather, like KT saw everyone, we are viewing you as a whole person, with all sorts of quirks and personality.
We are again humbled to have been her parents and to have had this amazing person in our lives for almost 19 years.