Sympathy Card, Mike Birbiglia

“I find a sympathy card is kind of an underwhelming gesture, in a way.  It’s like saying, I know you’re going through the deepest lonliness of your entire life, so here’s a picture of a daffodil.  I hope that works out for you.”

“That’s why I want to make my own line of sympathy cards, like on the cover, I’d put a picture of a duck billed platypus playing checkers with a rhinoceros.   And in the background there’s like a hotdog with arms like holding up a lemonaid stand at gunpoint. And then you open it up and it says “The World Is Messed Up, Man.”
— Mike Birbiglia

Hmmm… points to ponder.  You know… I would have gotten a smile out of a card like that.  So true, except insert… “messed up” with “FUCKED UP!!!”  You know, John would have gotten a kick out of a sympathy card like that, too.  Sometimes you just have to have a sense of humor about things…

Miss you John… love always…

About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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1 Response to Sympathy Card, Mike Birbiglia

  1. Shannon Rodgers says:

    *SO TRUE*
    I remember talking with you about cards…and no words or piece of cardstock will ever seem appropriate or convey what we feel. So I do my best to make ya laugh. I hope I can at least accomplish that, and I know John would too. 🙂

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