This is my cousin Lee, a photo from childhood that captures everything amazing about her, especially her love of the water. She's pretty amazing in every way and her accomplishments humble me - she's smart, wicked funny, well traveled, bilingual, she's a boat captain, a harbor master, restaurant owner, swimming instructor, women's fire arms safety instructor, a wife, mom, and grandmom. She's 54.
She has early onset Alzheimer's.
Just like our Grandmother. Only sooner.
I said some awful things to the Universe when I got the news yesterday, cursed a little, cried a little. I'm going to be pissed for a very long time, quite likely forever. I'm not going to handle this with the grace Lee has, I just don't have it in me. It's just so fucking unfair.