Thursday, April 9, 2009

Goodbye Dear Alice

Alice
August 29, 1921-April 9, 2009

Alice passed away in a heavily sedated sleep, without pain. She did not believe in any god or an afterlife but when I quoted Khalil Gibran in one of my last conversations with her, it brought her momentary comfort. It comforts me to have shared that quote with her, when my own words failed.


Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
~Kahlil Gibran

14 comments:

  1. A very beautiful quote, which I intend to keep for future reference.

    I am sorry that you and your family have lost Alice - for now. I'm sure your memories of her will be of comfort.

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  2. I love that quote and I am sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Alice.

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  3. May Alice rest in peace, and rise beyond her (or our) wildest imaginings!

    Hug to {{{WP}}}, Gina (you too).

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  4. blessings to you and yours, dear gina...such a lovely quote.
    xoxo

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  5. Love the quote - The Spirit (seed) lives on.
    Beautiful tribute to your friend.

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  6. That is a beautiful quote. My condolences to all who will feel her loss.

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  7. There are sayings that feel right because they are true and that one is a beauty.

    May I share one I love with you? It was written by Rabindrath Tagore:

    Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

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  8. it's a lovely qoute. peace, sherry

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  9. I was sad to hear this, though we knew it was coming. As was true in my Dad's case, the end of the suffering is a blessing when regaining wellness isn't an option.

    My condolences to you all.

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  10. I am holding you and your family in the light and hope for peace for you all.

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  11. Thinking of you and wishing all of you safe passage through this time..

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  12. My heart is with you and yours; those left behind.
    "And when the earth shall claim your
    limbs, then shall you truly dance. "

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  13. A wonderful quote, full of hope.
    The seeds are scattered in every person's heart, every one who loves Alice.
    Now, take care of that seed, makes it live and grow in your memory.

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