Mariah was my THERAPIST. I miss her terribly.
I remember the day Mariah told me she was diagnosed with ALS. My brain would not process Mariah's words. Mariah was my rock, my inspiration. I needed Mariah and now Mariah was in need. My head, my heart, my life spun out of control. How would I survive if Mariah did not survive?
Mariah did survive and kept doing her work. In times of trouble, I replay the tapes of our work together - individually and in workshops. In workshops, Mariah always ended a client’s work with a song. I play the songs and they comfort me.
The Internet added a new dimension to our relationship, allowing connection without physical presence. Mariah and I have not been in the same physical space in over 30 years, yet I feel her presence always.
I turned to Mariah for comfort during my recent existential crisis. And on the Gestalt Center web site I learned that Mariah passed away suddenly on July 7, 2018.
I am devastated!
I am determined!
I will survive!