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To Death’s Chagrin June 25, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Last night, I wrote my father’s obituary.

He’s gone.

Today, my older brother arranged for the cremation of his remains.  

He’s not coming back. 

We’re busy planning a Memorial Service . . . notifying family and friends . . . making travel arrangements . . . checking in with mom.

Dad’s dead.  

And, yet, to death’s chagrin, dad lives on . . . we have wrested his remains from the Grim Reaper’s grasp. 

With each breath, our hearts echo his love, light, and laughter.  Our retained memories sustain us and keep him alive.

While we live . . . he lives.

Aah . . . that’s better!