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

Light

August 20, 2014

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“Live happily and die majestically.”   –Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja “BKS” Iyengar

The Little

June 20, 2014

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“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

In Loving Memory

March 23, 2014

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“Truly great people emit a light that warms the hearts of those around them. When that light has been put out, a heavy shadow of despair descends.”
― Banana Yoshimoto

Three Years Ago

February 22, 2014

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“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

Holly Haggard: A Memorial

September 26, 2011

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“Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired: my heart is sick and sad.  From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever. “  –Chief Joseph

Down By the River

September 26, 2011

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“Take me down to the river, I pray.  All of this pain, wash my tears away.”  –Sarah Jean Simmons-Meyer

The Little’s Last Day

August 15, 2011

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“We believe that death is not the end, and that life and death are complementary.  So when you embrace sallekhana you are embracing a whole new life – it’s no more than going from one room to another.”  –William Dalrymple (Nine Lives)

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“Now Lord, Your salvation sustains us!”