Wednesday, December 7, 2011
My friend Lisa's husband passed away early this morning. Jose Gaytan was diagnosed with myeloma - cancer - in March, after he went to see his doctor about a stomach ache.
Jose was a photographer, and intimately acquainted with his neighbourhood - their house is on a leafy street in Park Slope. But he loved the derelict Gowanus Canal, as only someone with a camera can. He walked his photographic beat every day with their beloved dogs Rudi and Lola, and missed those walks very much while he was ill. Jose was featured in a New York Times article and slideshow in 2009.
I cannot imagine Lisa's loss, but when I think of it in my own life, I taste it. If you have a moment, send your love out to Lisa - whose blog, Knithound Brooklyn, has been silent since March - and to his family.