Oh Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting . . .
-Oh Captain! My Captain, Walt Whitman-Leaves Of Grass
It always seems surreal when this happens to us.
And it has happened far too many times.
My husband's father died last night, peacefully yet unexpectedly, in his sleep.
Godspeed Bill. Say hello to my dad for me.
I'm not sure when I'll be back, friends.
But I will be back because life begins and ends and there are all the days in between and it is in those days that I will try to find the right words, to capture it all.
Please keep us in our prayers as we journey north to mark the passing of a father, grandfather and husband.
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
-The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Today's Definite Download: Vince Gills', Go Rest High On That Mountain. Check out Vince's beautiful, heartfelt song of goodbye right here.
Life is eternal and love is immortal and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.-Rossiter Worthington Raymond