31 August 2008

A light in the distance



Oh, Gigi. I'm so glad I got the chance to know and love you.

Tonight a pretty wind knocked at your door with a faint thundering, hand in hand with a little fragrant rain which danced around anxiously on the front step. They hoped you would come out for a walk, for a journey, for a one-time chance to hop the 2:00 train and ride its powerful surging song away and away and away, and that is just exactly what you did. I hope it's an exciting trip.

I am going to miss you terribly. I already do.

18 comments:

Jennifer B. said...

So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful farewell.

compulsive writer said...

Hugs to you, Rob and the rest of the family. I was so happy to be able to meet them yesterday.

b. said...

That is a beautiful farewell...what a treasure.

As always, you're in my thoughts.

wendy said...

Beautifully written, Geo. I add my hugs and condolances to the others.

Julie said...

Beautiful. I'm all misty now, and church hasn't even started.

I love you, Geo. You are amazing. My condolences to you and Rob and your family.

Debra said...

Might be a little choked up by this. You have a way with your words, Geo.

i i eee said...

Bless you and yours.

What a beautiful woman. So glad she'll be laid to rest in such a labor of love.

Lois said...

Oh, I'm so sad. I think of her whenever I see the frog paper cut out she did that hangs on my bedroom wall. Love you!

Emily said...

Beautiful: your loved one and your farewell. Blessings.

Geo said...

Hi, ladies. Thank you so much for leaving some love in my comment section. They (you) mean a lot to me!

Jamie said...

Oh, Gramma D....

Please pass my love and sympathy on to the family, especially Ellen. I think I will put something in the snail mail for her tomorrow.

Hug Jeanne for me, too.

Love you!

anna said...

geo, i love your eulogy, i'm still a little tongue tied about it, so i'm glad for your example.

Geo said...

Jamie, will do. xoxo

Anna, tongue-tied is perfectly okay. Love to you.

liz said...

this made me smile.

Geo said...

I'm always happy when that happens, Liz!

marshall p said...

I'm sorry for your loss. love you!

Geo said...

MP, wow. Love you too.

Olivia said...

what a beautiful, heartful, lyrical goodbye!