Sue Park

From: ParkIT [info@nullparkit.biz] Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:31 AM To: nikki@nullviljoenconsulting.co.za Subject: TIK poem Hi Nikki This poem touched me so profoundly. We have the deep heartbreak of watching a youngster in our family slowly killing himself with heroin despite boomeranging in and out of rehab. It's so excruciating and the family is so helpless, such agony for his mother (my sister). We are way, way beyond shock, horror and shame - we simply live from day-to-day in dread of the next crisis and what it may bring. If this poem can spare just one child the agony and horror it will be such a miracle. Do you perhaps know where it originated or who put it into circulation? I don't mean naming names or in any way invading anyone's privacy, but perhaps a little background for authenticity.  If not, don't worry - the poem itself is powerful. I also wanted to say how much I admired you for opening up on the forum about the tragic loss of your childhood. It takes huge guts to share something so personal, and I thank you for putting yourself on the line for so many of us. I do hope to meet you one day - I so admire your guts, your straightforwardness, your delightful humour, and your deep generosity of spirit. Your posts on the forum make me laugh, make me cry and teach me so many practical things. Thank you for the unexpected richness you bring to the forum and to my day. Sue SUE PARK Tel: 011 609-5917 Cell: 072 185-1175
Viljoen Consulting
2007-01-29T06:00:28+02:00
From: ParkIT [info@nullparkit.biz] Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:31 AM To: nikki@nullviljoenconsulting.co.za Subject: TIK poem Hi Nikki This poem touched me so profoundly. We have the deep heartbreak of watching a youngster in our family slowly killing himself with heroin despite boomeranging in and out of rehab. It's so excruciating and the family is so helpless, such agony for his mother (my sister). We are way, way beyond shock, horror and shame - we simply live from day-to-day in dread of the next crisis and what it may bring. If this poem can spare just one child the agony and horror it will be such a miracle. Do you perhaps know where it originated or who put it into circulation? I don't mean naming names or in any way invading anyone's privacy, but perhaps a little background for authenticity.  If not, don't worry - the poem itself is powerful. I also wanted to say how much I admired you for opening up on the forum about the tragic loss of your childhood. It takes huge guts to share something so personal, and I thank you for putting yourself on the line for so many of us. I do hope to meet you one day - I so admire your guts, your straightforwardness, your delightful humour, and your deep generosity of spirit. Your posts on the forum make me laugh, make me cry and teach me so many practical things. Thank you for the unexpected richness you bring to the forum and to my day. Sue SUE PARK Tel: 011 609-5917 Cell: 072 185-1175