Thursday, July 21, 2011

Remembrance - A River of Stones

To be able to say "What a Life he lived!" is such a joy and a comfort. He loved and was well-loved in return. He died surrounded by his family, buoyed by the prayers of friends. Death with dignity was his final accomplishment.


when death came calling
he thought he was riding his bike
we smiled through our tears

17 comments:

  1. It gets complicated, doesn't it? There's really nothing I can say except he lives on in your memory. :)

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  2. may your friend rest in peace...

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  3. Barb -- I am happy because I was able to connect to "one Good Thing". I am sad because your friend has died, but happy that you could write so beautifully about a life well lived.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  4. a moving tribute for your friend - both will be remembered forever. peace be with you Barb.

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  5. Death is such a part of life, and sometimes it comes as a friend and then we can truly rejoice in a life well lived.

    Your stone is very beautiful, Barb.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. Sounds as if he lived a full and loved life - which is, perhaps, in the end, enough.

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  7. A beautiful good-by. Take solace in his inspiration.

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  8. It is so sad. I have no idea what to say...but he was not alone.
    Redrose.

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  9. A beautiful tribute to one who was obviously a beautiful person.

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  10. There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind. -Hannah Senesh, poet, playwright, and paratrooper (1921-1944)


    sending light~

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  11. So sorry, Barb.

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  12. Your small stones are lovely. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Madeline

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  13. May a good thing everyday begin to heal the ache in your heart.

    Such beautiful posts and pictures.
    Keep sharing.

    from your admirer - Seedbud,
    Leaf and Twig

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  14. Like the Nat King Cole song- "The greatest thing you'll ever do, is just to love and be loved in return."
    ~Wishing you a healing heart.
    Thank you for your poetry and picture reminders to observe and celebrate simple things.
    ~tara

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  15. "We smiled through our tears", a perfectly lovely tribute.

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  16. Something we all want -- death with dignity.

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  17. I'm so sorry about your loss, Barb. He made you smile, even through tears, at his last moment. That is his biggest and last present to you.

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Your comments are always one good thing for me!