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365 Letters to Myself

October 30th, Weekend of loss...

One of the themes for my weekend – loss of life, a loved one. Yesterday, I worked a celebration of life for a 45-year-old, highly regarded chef. Today I am about to head to the service of a close friend’s father who was spared a prolonged death, given 1 – 4 weeks, he passed within days of receiving this news at 79 years.

Having someone important in our life, no longer be with us physically is obviously hard! Trying to keep their memory fresh, them close in our heart, their legacy honored, becomes hard in day to day living without them here. Not saying they aren’t thought of, can’t be spiritually present – reality it just isn’t the same.

It was really tough for the group yesterday, as speculation for him being taken too soon, may have ties to his own personal lifestyle. Many eulogizing him, repeating how he was loved by all who knew him, how he lived love-BIG. Today, it will be the sadness of how the circle of life plays out in the ending of a generation, the patriarch, which can change everything for some families.

May both enjoy life everlasting, in peace. May comfort, respecting their memory be with those waiting to be reunited. May there be consideration to embrace, how I am being alive and or loving BIG.

Hmmm, celebration of life…day 106!

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