A Note from Our CEO at Rose Villa

daffy don

A Note from Our CEO at Rose Villa

daffy don
Up until now everything was centered on my sweet Elsie. She has passed, quietly and gently in my arms. We made this journey together up to the end and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to share this time with her. This is the note I received from the CEO at our Community. Now the focus is on me, my recovery, and my reentry into the mainstream of life...

Don,
I keep trying to respond, but each time just feel overwhelmed on many levels. So, to use too many words…
Thank you for SHOWING our community and staff what your love and relationship with Elsie meant to you. Especially for young staff, it has been tremendously meaningful to see what it means to love and care for and commune with a chosen partner, lover, and friend.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your relationship.
Thank you for your fierce protection of, adoration of, and respect for Elsie. It is one of your qualities that have been super clear to me from almost the day I met you. It gives a hint of your own depth and humanity and kindness and SIZE. Thank you for loving her so much and in all the ways you want to, for not giving a damn about anything else in relation to how important that relationship is to you, for making her first.
I know you will shrug it off and aw-shucks me about it, but you are an outstanding, amazing, creative, big-hearted person and for me personally as well as for this entire community, you have made us the richer for your presence and participation and example.
(Don’t worry, I have a whole other letter for Elsie. I’ll make sure she gets it. She is a wonder woman rock star and unbelievable in a million ways as well.)
I am so much more and so much less than “sad” – what a tiny word – with Elsie’s physical departure. I’m sure as hell going to miss seeing her. A human ray of sunshine.
Much love,
Vassar - CEO Rose Villa