She was vibrant in life and vibrant in fighting the cancer that killed her, which is why she stretched her first prognosis of a few months into five years.
She was the easiest dying person I ever visited. Our last visit was full of what she wanted to do: go to France, work for Obama, visit us, and from her attitude, her courage, and her positive celebration of life we have learned how to live and how to face out own deaths when they come.
The smallest obstacle in my life makes me stumble. Alice faced the biggest obstacle to living a life of celebration, and just walked on, skipping when she could and focusing on good work rather than her own illness.
I hope to meet you again, Alice. Don't know where, don't know when.