January 24, 2012

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

"So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart."

Cancer won that battle. Early Friday morning we watched helplessly as she quietly went away. We hugged and cried as there was nothing to say, no words to comfort or reason. And what do you say to someone who has lost their mother. Nothing. So you just quietly stand there and hope the tears will be enough to express the grief and hurt inside.

I thought, an ode to one of the most amazing women I've met was due. But words can't do justice to the glorious life she'd lived. So we cried some more.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.


Upasana Roy said...

Nothing and no words can ever do justice to what a wonderful person she was... but she's all around you guys... especially in him. He's a part of her strength of character, and her humility and im sure wherever she is ... she is keeping a watch on you guys always.

Anonymous said...

I've never been so moved by any post of yours. I don't even know her personally but teary eyes do confirm that I've have missed a golden chance to know a very, very beautiful person ... My prayers and wishes for all of you - be strong and smiling for this is what she would like to see from above :)

Continuum said...

I've always believed you write every word with your heart. And this post is testimony to that. You're right. There is no reason. No comfort.
But as Mufasa said, "We're all connected in the great circle of life."
She is here. We are there.
Keep the faith. ()

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