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I don't know how well i know Dianne, i am not a very knowing person.  I do know that i know her better than i know any other human being.  And because of her i think i know what God must have intended when he created us in His image.  I didn't like my species very much; but in the midst of the turmoil, in the midst of the suffering we inlict on ourselves, on each other, and on the environment, Dianne is an example of what human beings could be.  I came to love myself and others through loving her.

She struggled all her life but she never saw life as a struggle.  She struggled to survive at birth, then to walk, then for acceptance and recognition.  When she chose Catholicism over the prevailing religion in her community, she had to struggle for her faith.  She struggled to maintain marriage and family, and against corrupt and insensitive employers.  Then she had to struggle to walk again, and finally for the very breath of life.

Through this she was always calm, accepting, compssionate, just, and simple. (She was an Idaho farm girl.),
The image of God if God is good.

She is away visiting a Friend now.  It will be a long visit, deservadly joyful.

I have three minutes.  I think that should be enough.

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amaebi
May. 20th, 2016 10:14 am (UTC)
That is so beautiful.

And I love "she is visiting a Friend now."
bobby1933
May. 20th, 2016 10:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Ann.
That means a lot.
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
I am going to use it.
Maybe with twist on William Blake
"Maybe she was put on earth a little space
to teach us how to bear the beams of love."
amaebi
May. 22nd, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
:)
amaebi
May. 20th, 2016 12:18 pm (UTC)
insolent inquiry
May I hope that you're giving yourself and your well-being a little extra friendly and supportive attention?
reginaterrae
May. 20th, 2016 01:14 pm (UTC)
Honey, if you just read what you wrote there, it will be brilliant. There won't be a dry eye!

I love you.
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Regina. I love you.
cathy_edgett
May. 20th, 2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful. What a tribute. Just say what you've said here. I have chills and tears.

I love this: "Through this she was always calm, accepting, compassionate, just, and simple."

I'm glad she's visiting a Friend now. Beautiful!
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Cathy. I am going to use it.
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bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am going to read it.
nerthus
May. 20th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
This is so perfect, such a beautiful tribute and testament to your love for her and hers for you. People who can do that for us--show us the face of God in his or her own visage--are rare and wonderful jewels.
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I am going to use it.

Edited at 2016-05-21 07:03 pm (UTC)
pondhopper
May. 20th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Beautiful
...and perfect. Simply that. Thank you for sharing it with us...sending loving thoughts and a wish for peace. (I, too, love the "visiting a friend".)
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Beautiful
Thank you, Donna, i am going to use it.
opakele
May. 21st, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
Perfect and lovely.
bobby1933
May. 21st, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am going to use it,
belenen
May. 21st, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
I am glad you had such wonderful time with Dianne. It sounds like Dianne was a blessing to everyone around.
bobby1933
May. 23rd, 2016 05:58 am (UTC)
Thank you.
abendstille
May. 23rd, 2016 09:08 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry you have to continue in this life without Dianne from now on, since she is staying with a good friend, Bobby. I'm glad that Dianne could get rid of her body and can continue in light and peace. If I sense it correctly, it seems as if you don't experience the emotional griefing part the same way "normal" people would. I don't know whether that's as bad as it sounds. As you know from the spiritual standpoint emotions are greatly overrated and the lack of it only from the psychological ego-centric perspective seems somewhat problematic.
What griefing means to you, how it expresses itself and what kind of phases you are going through is your personal sacred space that you will experience during the next weeks and months. I'm sending lots of love to you and hope, your basic needs of comfort and company will be met and loving people will make sure, you can continue to live the way that feels best for you now in your new situation.
bobby1933
May. 23rd, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mia _/\_
bardcat
May. 25th, 2016 01:41 pm (UTC)
Your eulogy speaks so honestly and beautifully. So much, so very much in your words. Yes, to the struggle. Yes to the peace of Dianne being with her friend.
bobby1933
May. 26th, 2016 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jeff.
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