Remembrances in November

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Today is All Souls Day. A time to visit and remember our loved ones who have died. I feel no one is ever really gone when we say their name and repeat stories of their life with us. I find some comfort feeling that they’re just in that next room, waiting and listening. As in the poem/sermon I’ve read many times by Henry Scott-Holland:

Death Is Nothing At All

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!

~~~

We’ll speak their name today and tell stories. The heart and soul remembers love.

Blessings to all today.

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7 Responses to Remembrances in November

  1. Chic Mona says:

    For my friend’s mother, I lite a candle and wish you peace Patricia Ann.

  2. Chic Mona says:

    I say ,”surfs up Bob!” , as I lite a candle and write a note for you today. We’re launching your floating lantern later. Your bright smile and infectious laughter will always ride that gnarly wave. ❤

  3. Thank you, Mona for such a lovely sentiment. Nathan, my silly boy, I say your name and remember the joy and laughter we shared for 21 short years.

  4. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful! thank you.

    Blessings,

    Kathleen

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