The poem below, holds a sentiment to cope with death, reminding us kindly there is no finality.
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes
that 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 an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Henry Scott Holland
I had not thought about death and separation in this light and loving way, what a comfort! It makes sense to live well while you are waiting to be laughing together again! A two page book with the poem is available and a great option to a card. The sentiment provides a solution to move from grief to well-being. Encouragement of each other, and ourselves, in all dilemmas, is a kindness that warms our hearts so beautifully.
Marriage, Life, Death, Career, Work, Friendships, Finances, Personal Feelings, Survival, Comfort, Fitness, Health, Faith, Purpose …. If you are in the midst of a circumstantial separation, maybe stuck in a situation, be encouraged! You will progress to your desired place…this time will pass… I send you GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT for a peaceful day, taking a step and dancing along the way to your dreams.
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