I just received word my Aunt passed. Two months since her diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor. My mother knew it would be today. She is very connected to her sister and no doubt felt the thread thinning.
My Aunt spent her life in the advocacy of women. Helping those that need a voice, those seeking guidance to break out of abuse and thrive in our world.
It seems the Schweitzer quote at the end of my gratitude post must have been for her. I was no doubt typing it as she passed through the veil. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. “My Aunt was this kind of woman. I for one will carry her flame in my heart always.
My heart goes out to you darling.
I hope you don’t mind me using the words of one of my favourite poets, mr. e.e. cummings: ” life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis”
Your mention of a footnote made me think of this — that life is more than just what is written on the page.
Thank you my friend. I think the quote is perfect.