Celebrating a Year

May 21, 2016

with 2 comments

5.21.16Yesterday I went to a funeral for a 101-year-old, the mother of a longtime music friend; today it’s one for a woman even younger than me. She was dear to our friend E, so B, D and I drive north to celebrate her life and mourn her loss with her family and friends. The remarkableness of an individual life is seldom noted until after it has ended, but that seems not to have been the case here. She fought so hard for so long to stay alive and engaged, with her daughters, her world, even after her husband died, tragically a decade even younger. I quietly bear witness to her bravery, and the light she left behind in abundance for those around her to scoop up and shine on their own paths ahead.

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Written by mairmusic

May 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Posted in May

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  1. We should celebrate each day…for each day is precious.

    slpmartin

    May 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm


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