Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The one who danced

N, The Painted One, Noreen, Painted Dancer, Ms.Bling...so many names. But all the names and adjectives combined cant encompass the amount of energy, positivity and generosity that Noreen had.

We'd met each other on Zootopia and became really good friends....she was a great source of encouragement and support. She loved dancing...and I was obsessed with dancing. The greatest uniting factor of course was...our love for U2. We eventually met for the first time in May 2005 after months of being online friends. That night we danced away for the joy of friendship. In the ensuing months, we shared tons of memorable experiences....not all U2 related. Though that was of course what we talked about all the time ;-) She was (is) so special to me. She bought me my first GA ticket...up close and personal with U2. Together, we celebrated birthdays, fixed computer issues :P, attended U2 and UF concerts, hosted gatherings....so many memories.

If it werent for U2, I wouldnt have met you Noreen. I thank them for you. They were the soundtrack to our friendship.

Her usual dancing self

2 margaritas down...2 to go...
Sharing the joy of meeting The Edge

Me and Noreen
Me and Noreen

And now for her favorite song - "Gone" by U2.
You get to feel so guilty, got so much for so little
Then you find that feeling just won't go away
You're holding on to every little thing so tightly
'Til there's nothing left for you anyway

You can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

You wanted to get somewhere so badly
You had to lose yourself along the way
You change your name, well that's okay, it's necessary
And what you leave behind you don't miss anyway

You can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

'Cause I'm already gone
Felt that way all along
Closer to you every day
I didn't want it that much anyway

You're taking steps that make you feel dizzy / (Gone)
Then you learn to like the way it feels / (Gone)
You hurt yourself you hurt your lover / (Gone)
Then you discover
What you thought was freedom is just greed / (Gone)

And it's emotional
Good night...
I'll be up with the sun
You're still holding on
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

Gone... sun... time... sun...
Gone... sun.... gone... sun...

I love you Noreen. I miss you. You will always be in my heart. I'm glad the pain has ended and you're in peace.

"I'm wide awake, I'm not sleeping "


lova said...

Condoleances for your immense loss. It seems that she N was the kind of people that was a treat to be around. You wrote a beautiful post to celebrate her life. I am sure she is looking after you from where she is.
Have a good thanksgiving still,

Amrita said...

Thank you Lova. Happy thanksgiving to you as well :)

Mosilager said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. For the ones who are gone there is no pain or sorrow any more but it's very sad for the ones who are left behind.

Wonder how many people there are who would have never met if not for the internet.

ito okashi said...

she wuz the fuckin best. i love her. i love memories of her and picture of her...its great to remember...

Amrita said...

Mos - Thank you....

Ito - She was definitely the best. I'm really happy you got to meet her.. (hugs)

dharma69 said...

Great words for a great lady, Amri. What a gift she was too every one of us in the Zoo.