A Year

May. 12th, 2012 05:46 am
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 "How is it possible, after all, that someone should simply vanish? How can someone who lived, loved, and wrangled with God and himself just disappear? I don't know how and in what sense but they're here. Since time is an illusion, why shouldn't everything remain?"

— Issac Beshevis Singer, Shosha.

 "But now I know in my heart what before I understood only in my head: We don't fall in love for reasons. This is the source of love's meaning and our obsession with it. In an age where every phenomenon is assumed to have an explanation, love keeps us human; love taps us into mystery, into that which we can't control or explain: love, and grief.

 "To love is to willingly lower our defenses, a terrifying prospect in any time and place but especially so at a time and in a place where we perceive ourselves as having so much to defend ourselves against. To love is to give oneself over to another, to entrust to someone else a power that all good sense would have us reserve to ourselves. So we give away some part of ourselves, to find that part returned to us tenfold, in ways we never could have predicted and cannot rationally understand. Loaves and fishes. Miracles happen."

 "I love better now, more wholly and completely, not because I have learned some exotic technique but because I know death."
— Fenton Johnson, Geography of the Heart.

Thank you, BooBoo, for the years and the unlimited love. I love you, Yogi.

One year ago this morning:
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Date: 2012-05-12 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musicbearmn.livejournal.com
Thinking of you today, sending love and hugs...

Date: 2012-05-12 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blt4success66.livejournal.com
Hugs...I wish I could do more.

Date: 2012-05-12 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bearbarry.livejournal.com
Big bear hugz to you.

Date: 2012-05-12 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cipherpunk.livejournal.com

Warren Zevon’s Keep Me In Your Heart For a While says everything better than I ever could. He wrote it shortly after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer: by the time it was recorded a few months later he was in failing health. It’s widely regarded as his farewell to his family, his friends, and his fans.

Shadows are falling and I’m right out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while
When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There’s a train leaving nightly when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for a while.

Sometimes when you’re doing simple things around the house
Maybe you’ll think of me and smile
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams,
Touch me as I fall into view.
When the winter comes, keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you.

Engine driver’s headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for a while
These wheels keep on turning, but they’re running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for a while.

Date: 2012-05-12 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danthered.livejournal.com
Oof. *HUG*
Your Shosha quote puts me in mind that I hesitate to rank the hideous array of pains and insults a death brings, but one of the most offensive is that the world just carries blithely on as though everything were fine. It feels so bitterly unfair how it doesn't stop, even for a brief moment, to acknowledge.


Date: 2012-05-12 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] budmassey.livejournal.com
A quote that has comforted me of late....

We cannot help but recall times and people dear to us - but to remember them with pleasure does them more honor than to focus on what we did or couldn't do in the past.

From A Cherokee Feast of Days.

Date: 2012-05-12 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putzmeisterbear.livejournal.com
I'm sure his memory is comforting you today.

Date: 2012-05-12 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furrbear.livejournal.com
I slept hard. I dreamt hard. That is usually when we talk.

Date: 2012-05-13 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fogbear.livejournal.com
Much love to you, today and everyday, dear one....

Date: 2012-05-13 02:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-13 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
Hugs, love, peace, and many fond memories. Today and forever.

Date: 2012-05-13 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strongaxe.livejournal.com
Big hugs!
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