A loving warrior lays to rest for a while

“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.

All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”

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Margaret Harvard 3 August 1949 – 6 February 2013

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22 thoughts on “A loving warrior lays to rest for a while

  1. A beautiful, profound, joyful and life affirming tribute. My thoughts are with you….

    “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
    Rabindranath Tagore

  2. Stunning photographers. And by your account, a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace. May you carry on her fight. And laugh while you do it. All my best wishes.

  3. Rose gedye

    Hi Andrew, your Mom has passed into pure love, and is now merged with her higher self, she will all-ways be with you.
    Be well.
    Regards Rose & ian Gedye

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