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Lady with the Salt and Pepper Hair

Updated on June 29, 2015
Mom, this is how I will remember you, in all your glory celebrating Marshall's graduation; the last one you were alive to attend. Your smile and adoration for your grandson is so palpably apparent.
Mom, this is how I will remember you, in all your glory celebrating Marshall's graduation; the last one you were alive to attend. Your smile and adoration for your grandson is so palpably apparent.

What I Will Take Away with Me

Lady, with salt and pepper hair, who rests beneath the lush pink blossoms, lovingly beside consanguinity, on sacred and hallowed ground, we commune to unveil your epitaph.

Past and present fuse, the realization of our loss reveals itself yet again as we congregate around your interment.

Though your body has infused itself in the earth, your soul has risen; it resides bountifully in the universe, among the brightest stars in the constellation, and in the hearts and minds of your loved ones and friends.

You no longer hold court among the living, but you punctuate our lives in the faith and grace you instilled in each one of us. Let it be that light that carries us through the rest of our lives, seeding our offspring and those in our path with this radiance.

Unveilings, homage and acts of redemption for those no longer with us. May the passing of a loved one be a palpable reminder that life is fleeting---time is a commodity, a mistress that cannot be possessed .

I dedicate this to my mother, Jacqueline on her unveiling. May, 2015

The Prayer

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    Robin Grosswirth 

    3 years ago from New York

    Marlene thanks for reading my piece on my mother. She was a brilliant person and loved by many.

    midget thanks for reading this piece as well. Yes, she was loved by a lot of people, filled the chapel.

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    Michelle Liew 

    3 years ago from Singapore

    A beautiful tribute to your mum, Robin. She was a wonderful person.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    3 years ago from USA

    Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute to your mom is beautiful.

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    Robin Grosswirth 

    3 years ago from New York

    tobusiness Thanks for the accolades! I am an intuitive and sometimes feel the presence of those who have passed. I have some of her furniture and so her presence at times is quite palpable.

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    Jo Alexis-Hagues 

    3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

    This is a beautiful and very touching tribute to your lovely mum. It is so very hard to say goodbye, but those we love are always with us.

    Truly exceptional!

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    Robin Grosswirth 

    3 years ago from New York

    GypsyRoseLee If only that were true in the real sense of a mother child relationship. Thanks for the read and for your lovely thoughts.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Extending my sympathies. Lovely tribute to your mom. I see from the picture she was a lovely woman. Moms never leave us they stay near by to look after us and to guide us.

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    Robin Grosswirth 

    3 years ago from New York

    billybuc I've had a lot to struggle with over the tenure of 5 years and with my mother in life, and in her passing. Thanks for reading this piece. Best always.

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    Bill Holland 

    3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I'm sorry for your loss, Robin, but my goodness, what a beautiful tribute this was...and is...and always will be.

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