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When someone you love dies, writers write. This is for Stacy.

Stacy Campbell

amidst the broken chair and the fuck yous
dying  against the hard concrete block walls,
another memory surfaces from another of our
twisted story telling sessions.

not normal was our normal,
death was our life,
our frankness would be frankly
appalling.

“I’m going to go the way of The Greats,” you’d say
deadpan with no sense of irony and I’d file that
away in the folder marked
“Things To Talk About Soon”.

the list was my(our) lifeline,
finishing it would be the right
time to talk about all of the reasons why
you were wrong. So

why did you leave entries
empty? Unchecked boxes on your list
means you have to still be here.
You have to

we have to explore the
catacombs and travel the world
and
just talk. Again.

Stacy Campbell

Anastacia Campbell at Six Flags New Orleans

Happy Stacy

Anastacia Campbell the photographer

Adam Avitable and Anastacia Campbell

Stacy Campbell

Adam and Stacy NOLA

 

 

21 thoughts on “When someone you love dies, writers write. This is for Stacy.”

  1. I’m so sorry for you loss Adam. I didn’t have any interaction with her at all but she sounds like she was a force to be reckoned with. She sounds like she was amazing. Sending lots of love. xoxoxo

  2. I’m so very truly sorry. I don’t know that anything you’ve written before has ever made me cry…. but I have tears for you…. for all of Stacy’s friends and family… and for her.

    My Facebook wall is filled with a woman I never had the opportunity to meet… and it truly saddens me that I’ll never have the chance to meet someone that was so obviously a sparkle of a person.

  3. Beautiful. Amazing. That picture of her, looking so effortlessly radiant and happy and beautiful though…that’s where I lost it. I’m so sorry, Adam. I know how much you mean to each other and love each other.

  4. Love for you, Adam. If I am sad, you must be sad multiplied by millions. Please take care of tourself and treat yourself gently right now. You want to talk? Message. I’ll shoot you my phone number if you want to talk in person. If you need to vent, or need someone to listen. xo

  5. (Edited – feel free to delete the last comment; I wasn’t finished writing it.) Love for you, Adam. If I am sad, you must be sad multiplied by millions. Please take care of yourself and treat yourself gently right now. You want to talk? Message me. I’ll give you my phone number. If you need to vent, need someone to listen… Don’t feel obligated. Just wanted to toss that option out there. xo

  6. Your piece is exquisitely beautiful and devastating. I fell in love with Stacy at Jurgen Nation. She was so kind, so frank and raw and accessible. She inspired me. I lost track of her over the years, but the news of her death makes me so sad. I’m sorry for your loss. For the world’s loss.

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