1938-January 15, 2003
A spiritual message
from my beloved friend in
Death is nothing at
I have only slipped away into the next
I am still I, and you are still
Whatever we were to each other, that we
Call me by my old familiar
speak to me in the easy way which you
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or
Laugh as we always laughed at the
little jokes we enjoyed together.
smile, think of me, pray for me.
name be ever the household word that it always
let it be spoken without effect, without
the trace of a shadow on it.
all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it
ever was; there is unbroken continuity.
should I be out of mind because I am out of
I am waiting for you, for an
interval, somewhere very near,
just round the
Henry Scott Holland
(1847 - 1918)
--Canon of St. Paul's
always love you more than words can say,
and cherish the beautiful friendship we
Thanks for the memories...thanks for
~~ thanks for being my very best friend ~~
Be seein' ya, m'friend,
P.S. Don't forget
to meet me at the Gate!
Remember? We promised each other! ((~.~))
Excerpts from a
letter from a special cyberfriend
to the loss of my lifelong best
Oh Paula, I am so
sorry about your loss. I do not know what to say
to you. That is so sad. So hard when you lose a
friend like that. I just do not know how to ease
your severe pain. The only thing I can do is
pray for you and Jon, and all who cared for her.
But there is something that happened to me as a
child that might be comforting to
When I was a kid about 11 years old,
JFK was killed. I could not understand why God
would let that happen to him. I had a teacher at
the time who tried to help with the pain. This
is what Libby told me.
She said "Go find
a field that is full of flowers. All colors and
kinds, and pick the ones you like." I said ok,
but how does that help? And she responded,
"Would you pick the worn or dead or broken
flowers or would you pick only the best and the
prettiest?" I immediately said I would pick the
prettiest and the best. She said "That is what
God did with JKF..He took the best to be with
that is why he picked your friend. He needed a
good friend and thought she would be the best.
Maybe he needed a special angel..I don't know..I
just know that this has always helped me. I am
really sorry you are hurting so much. I wish I
could help..I am here if you need