Monday, September 13, 2010

Shimmy, 1994-2010

Shimmy died yesterday. She had been suffering from heart disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. Words can't begin to convey how I feel.

May you have happiness and the causes of happiness, Shimmy. May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. May you never be parted from sorrowless bliss. May you abide in equanimity, free from bias, attachment, and hatred.

18 Comments:

Blogger DizDrae said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
much love

9:03 AM  
Blogger Angela Genusa said...

Again, Tony, so very sorry. I send you my sympathy, and thoughts of loving-kindness and healing to Shimmy.

9:10 AM  
Blogger digital_sextant said...

I'm very sad to hear this, Tony. We'll miss you, Shimmy.

1:44 PM  
Blogger AlexG said...

she had a long & lively life. & what joy she brought to you Tony.

we who have shared such bliss are a lucky lot.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Susan M. Schultz said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Tony. Tortilla and I send our condolences. But please keep Shimmy's voice alive!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Yvette said...

I'm sorry I didn't discover this blog under happier circumstances. It's really something. Farewell, Shimmy.

7:11 PM  
Blogger MjB said...

I'm sorry to hear about this, Tony. Now that there are no windows between Shimmy and her foes, I'm sure she's out there tracking down birds, and I bet they almost never get away. Best wishes . . .

Take care,
---Mike

2:56 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words of condolence. I haven't been able to go into the blog since Shimmy died, but please know that your comments here meant a lot to me.

Tony

5:50 PM  
Blogger cleek said...

Oh no.
So sorry to hear this.

2:22 PM  
Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl said...

I'm so sorry :(

I came to this blog today because I am writing a paper for an English class on "Writers and Their Notebooks" and am including your chapter.

I'm so sad to find this news and even sadder for you.

Best,
Kathryn

3:07 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thank you, Kathryn.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Kimo and Sabi said...

PEace be with your family in 2011

10:23 PM  
Blogger Lemmy said...

Mr. Trigilio, I arrived at your blog the way others did, through the publication in "Writers and Their Notebooks." I enjoyed your essay and the way Shimmy and your writing developed together. I am so sorry to read that Shimmy passed away. I live in Chicago, too, and I am familiar with your other work. I admire you and your teaching. Thank you for leaving Shimmy's blog up even though he has left his earthly body.
-LJB

4:40 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks, Lemmy. I really appreciated your comment. Shimmy was a dear soul, and is deeply missed.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Cindy Miller said...

I am very sad to hear this, Pets are like our best friend. I can feel how much you sad, We'll miss you Shimmy.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thank you, Cindy. Your words mean a lot.

8:14 PM  
Blogger William Keckler said...

So sorry to read this just now. Belated in visiting, belated in offering condolences. But I sincerely believe death is just another Vowel Shift.

So...Hello Shimmy.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thanks very much, Bill.

10:02 AM  

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