She is hurting.
It may be her birthday,
But celebration is the last thing on her mind.
Her friend left her.
Her friend who was so well liked.
She always respected her need for privacy.
Now she has so many questions.
People are talking.
She is feeling the need to protect her private friend from the evil gossip train.
She ponders in the beauty of hindsight.
Her friend had put her beloved dog to rest.
Her friend had put away her favorite things.
Her friend had shared her favorite things with a couple of friends.
She spoke with her at work that day.
Intellectually, she knows that nothing could be done.
Emotion conflicts with reason.
Mourning is not a reasonable journey.
It is an emotional process.
A process that requires time.
Time is what she needs to heal.
Tell them how much they mean to you.