Saturday, January 7, 2012

For my nana

This post is for my nana, who we lost on November 28. She always told me I was her favorite granddaughter, which was completely acceptable for her to say considering I was her only one. It's a rare and special privilege to be that loved by someone, and I miss her dearly.

The following is attributed to Henry Scott Holland, a professor of divinity at Oxford University.

“Death is nothing at all – I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes 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 the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant …  There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you – for an interval – somewhere near just around the corner. All is well.”

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