An Ode to a Friend Gone Too Soon

Scenarios of Drea
7 min readMar 24, 2021
My friend Erica in 2016, at one of our favorite spots, ABA Turkish Restaurant in Midtown

She wanted me to share her words.

She trusted me to tell her story.

I was honored when my friend Erica sent me entries from her personal diary, asking that I share them with the world so that people would know what she was thinking — what she was feeling — in her final days.