Today is a sad, sad day as a blogger who greatly admired was inspired by Sue Vincent who has died from cancer leaving behind adoring family, friends and her precious little black dog, Ani.

Sue was one of the very first people to encourage me when I started blogging a decade or so ago and was incredibly generous with her time, humour, practical tips and sheer care. I loved our many ‘live’ to and fro commenting chats, especially late at night.

She was a woman of awe-inspiring talent in terms of writing, photography and painting and certainly epitomised the notion of ‘a life well spent.’

My deepest sympathies go to her loved ones and my enduring hope is that they will find solace in the wonderful memories she has left and in knowing that there is so much love and support out here for them.

Sue has been on my mind all day and I know she would have loved to be out and about basking in the sunshine and soaking in the gorgeous daffodils and tulips that are surrounding me here in Ireland.

More than anything, though, I have been hearing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’ and remembering how Sue once told me how much she loved the song that bore her name. I feel that it is a song that touches very much upon the magic that was Sue and the love that will always surround her memory.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

28 thoughts on “Sadness”

  1. Sue was one of the most caring and generous people I have known. She was always encouraging everyone . It amazes me how she did that, her blog, lived her life and was a full time carer for Nick πŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. It’s always a sad day when someone so special has made an impression on our lives has passed away. The song is a wonderful tribute to her and may her family and friends find comfort in hearing it…Rest in Peace Sue Vincent…

  3. It is a sad day, indeed. So young and she accomplished so much. I always marvelled how she managed to do all that she did!
    Beautiful write, Jean.
    And yes, Leonard Cohen is perfect.

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