Four Years

February 22, 2015

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“Death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of part of myself… When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled.” –Oliver Sachs

Three Years Ago

February 22, 2014

Three Years Ago

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”
― Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Black Friday

February 22, 2013

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"Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well. "
— Henry Scott Holland

Missing…

September 6, 2011

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“Do not grieve.  Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men.  Death will come and always out of season…”  –Big Elk (June 14, 1815)

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“This is where I have always been coming to. Since time began. And when I go away from here, this will be the mid-point, to which everything ran, before, and from which everything will run. But now, my love, we are here, and we are now, and those other times are running elsewhere.” –A.S. Byatt

Always

February 26, 2011


“It seems to us, who have ‘survived,’ that some part of us has died with those we’d loved, and is interred with them, or burnt to ash.” –Joyce Carol Oates

A Son’s Goodbye

February 22, 2011




‎”When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Thanks for enduring hardships with joy, and for facing death with hope. Now you are free…” –Jordan Jonas

William Paul Jonas

February 22, 2011

November 2, 1948–February 22, 2011

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” –Matthew 13:43

“She remembered him smiling, and realized that time, that great old healer, had finally accomplished its work, and now, across the years, the face of love no longer stirred up agonies of grief and bitterness. Rather, one was left feeling simply grateful. For how unimaginably empty the past would be without him to remember.”
— Rosamunde Pilcher

Dad and His Family

February 20, 2011





“After a while, though the grief did not go away from us, it grew quiet. What had seemed a storm wailing through the entire darkness seemed to come in at last and lie down.”
— Wendell Berry