Friday, July 18, 2014

Lana Thompson

I am sorry to relay the news that one of our beloved MFA alumni, Lana Thompson, recently passed away.  If you knew Lana, you know she was a true character, who loved classical music, ballet, cats--especially cats in cemeteries!--and travel. She also made a lifelong study of the rituals of death and dying, and so it probably won't surprise you to know that she faced her final illness with humor and forthrightness and awestruck curiosity.  The last time I saw her, she said, in a voice of sad amazement, "I just don't know what's going to happen at any second," and so I can only hope that right now Lana's enjoying knowing something the rest of us don't, and that she's found a whole new world of things to wonder about.  

Take care, Papatya


  1. Wow. Thank you for the update. I'm so saddened to learn the news.

  2. I knew Lana well.
    Am I able to contact you by email for inquiries?