Many fond recollections ~ Hoodening, Mala's wedding ~ but especially the two days I was her tourism escort in Paris. We learned so much from each other! Mary MacKay, Cape Breton Island, Canada.
Sent by marymack on 31/12/2011
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Excerpt from "On Death" by Kahlil Gibran
We miss you, Anneli. Life will never be the same without you; your warm welcome and fun-packed parties at Street Acre will remain in our memories for ever.
Virginia & family
Sent by virginia dacosta on 21/12/2011