Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Remembering for Michelle

 This, in the season of Michelle's passing.

Not many words needed.

I miss her, we all do.

Each one of us with our shared and more personal memories and meanings.

Friends.

May we gather 'round to remember, honor, cherish our Dear Michelle.

Please scroll down, letting your own heart wrap around her, around us.

A candle has been lit. 

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                                  The life of the dead is placed in memory of the living.

                                                                                       -Cicero 

 

We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,

We remember them.

 In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,

We remember them.

 In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring,

We remember them. 

In the blueness of the sky and the warmth of summer,

We remember them.

In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn,

We remember them.

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,

We remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength,

We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart,

We remember them. 

When we have decisions that are difficult to make,

We remember them. 

When we have achievements that are based on theirs,

We remember them. 

So long as we live, they too shall live,

For they are now a part of us.

As we remember them. 

 

-RABBI SYLVAN KAMEN AND RABBI JACK RIEMER

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Autumn Leaf Person by: Michelle

 

Marking Time~ Finger Crocheting during down time


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"The death of a beloved is an event that rings and rings through life:

   bearing it is not a problem to be solved, but a long, slow piece of music to listen
 to. And mourning, like music, is best listened to with others."    

~Sarah Miles 


Holding Time

 

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May we hold one another in loving arms

May we grieve in song and remember in love

May we live in time and in love

xo

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2021 


13 comments:

Mo Crow said...

namaste

Nancy said...

(((Mo)))

Marti said...

I believe it was a year ago today, when Jude posted on her blog that Michelle was gone...the shock still reverberates.

A year later, I take comfort in knowing that I can still go to this wise, feisty, caring woman's blog and see her city through her eyes, read of her love for New York, for her neighbors, for humanity, for all of us:

From the Irish, for Michelle:

"When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence...a quiet sadness...a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little,we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget...""

Nancy said...

Marti~ yes, one year ago...I used today's date because I was not 100% sure of the actual date.
Thank you for putting the Irish blessing here. I especially like the line "not just that you died, but that you lived"...we loved how she lived, didn't we?!
(((hugs))) for you.

Liz A said...

"So long as we live, they too shall live,
For they are now a part of us."

Amen

jude said...

This was beautiful, thank you.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i feel her presence

Nancy said...

For such a lovely tribute post. It’s still hard, isn’t it, missing her? I hate to think of her alone and dead in her apartment — somehow an unavoidable thought this week, among other thoughts, of course.

Linked to your post in mine this morning.

Dee

Blog: www.deemallon.com

Nancy said...

Liz~ Yes, a part of us.

Jude~ You're welcome. Our circle is a blessing.

Grace~ Me too.

Dee~ Very hard, missing her. Her aloneness deepens that. I will go to your blog now.

Hazel said...

Beautiful and filling. The painting she made you is wonderful.

Nancy said...

Hazel~ Yes. I would agree with filling. I love the real leaf of it. I'm glad you came to miss her, remember her here with me. xo

Saskia said...

lovely heartfelt post Nancy
namasté

Nancy said...

Saskia~ Hey. Hi. I've been thinking of you. Our Michelle. xo