Friday, March 21, 2008

Gather Ye Rosebuds

A young cellist, Soizig Le Lay, was found dead in her bed by her partner this week, just 32 years old. It isnt long enough is it?

They suspect a brain haemorrhage.

I worked with her briefly a few years ago and she was a superb musician. I wish that I had kept in touch, because, now, I can't.

Well , whatever it is that I want to do with the rest of my life, I'd better get on with it because it doesnt do to hang about, does it?

Sorry, I'll post something cheerfull tomorrow...maybe...

10 comments:

Mrs. Chili said...

While I'm saddened that this talent is gone, I suspect that she DID gather her rosebuds, don't you? And, really, if we try to race against the coming of the end, are we actually LIVING?

I'm just sayin'...

amy said...

Terribly sad, so sorry. Musicians meet and work with so many people - it can be tough to keep in touch with everyone, even ones you've really shared something and connected with and I always find that hard. And she was so young - you put it beautifully, that it isn't long enough.

Casdok said...

Very sad. And your so right, life is far to short.

Dick said...

When a politician dies, there is interest shown, regret, maybe, at leadership lost. When an artist dies, something of the fabric of life is removed and the lamentation is real and personal.

Rosie said...

Mrs C yes we must get the balance right between getting a vaseful and trying to cram too much in. When I am depressed I spend long periods unable to create and I beat myself up about it. I am learning to be nicer to me.
amy We do meet so many lovely people as musicians.It is one of the joys of the metier.
casdok I suppose it is better to have a short life doing what you love evry day...
dick When an artist dies that you have shared something with on whatever level, a part of you goes with them

Lesley said...

You're tagged - *runs away quickly*

PS. This is the second post about sad ans sudden death that I've read today.

Lucy said...

That is so young. I'm sorry.

xox

meggie said...

Crap!
I hope she enjoyed every note she played, & every note she heard.

You know, I am sure she did!

A Taste Of Blighty said...

A friend on a forum I visit died of a brain hemorrhage this last week as well.

He was only in his early 50's.

We were joking with him about his wife eating his last Mueller yogurt the night before and the next day *bang* he was gone.

It's made me think a lot this last few days about how precious life is.

And RIP Dave.

Rosie said...

lesley..there seems to be a lot of it about (see blighty...)
Meggie and Lucy, yes she was too young, but on reflection, she was lucky too. Not many people are lucky enough to discover what they want to do, are good at it, and get to do it ...