Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Remembering

When I die if you need to weep
Cry for your brother or sister
Walking the street beside you
And when you need me put your arms around anyone
And give them what you need to give me.

I want to leave you something
Something better than words or sounds

Look for me in the people I've known or loved
And if you cannot give me away
At least let me live in your eyes and not in your mind.

You can love me most by letting hands touch hands
By letting bodies touch bodies
And by letting go of children that need to be free.

Love doesn't die, people do
So when all that's left of me is love
Give me away.

-anonymous


That poem was read last night at my training. I loved it so much, I copied it down to share with all of you today, in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. I like the whole concept of Dia de los Muertos- the dancing, the feasting, the celebrating of the dead. Honoring the dead. Letting them live in our eyes. Giving away love again and again in their memory.

So today, I celebrate and honor those who have touched my life and gone before me.

Dad

Grandma

Grandpa

Great Grandpa T.

Gary Y.

Cathy H.S.

Mary M.

Mike B.

Aunt B.

Laney F.

Tom L.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is so beautiful. thank you m

Neil said...

It is important to remember.

I hope you mind is healing a bit from your previous unpleasantness.

sue said...

what a beautiful thought...

The Zombie Lama said...

That was nice.

Bill said...

Fabulous riches that never lose their value.

Amanda said...

Very cool!

Her Daddy's Eyes said...

Sizzle! That was beautiful.

Bex said...

beautiful.

Moonchild said...

hey last year at the hamster cage i picked up on the theme "Dia de los Muertos" and decorated my pumpkin that way... and it won 2nd place and i got a paper shredder for celebrating this .....

AJ Gentile said...

Great post.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Ms. Sizz. I'll be saving the poem, it's lovely.

Miss Bliss said...

That was wonderful. Dia de los Muertos is a big celebration here in L.A. I love that poem and will be saving it as well.