Tuesday, August 23, 2005

No Words 

My mother-in-law died yesterday and people have been tremendously kind in expressing their sentiments. I notice, though, that there are no words one can use for something so final. There have been extraordinary orations, most notably President Reagan's speech for astronauts who lost their lives, but for survivors, words cannot fill the canyon that death creates. Yet, death is a normal course of all life.

It is a mystery beyond communication. Perhaps that is why we fear it.


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