Monday, December 30, 2013

I Said Goodbye

As these last few days of 2013 slip away, I say goodbye to what was for me a bitter year of sadness and change. 

I said goodbye to five family members and three friends this year.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Mary Elizabeth Frye

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