whether they have passed on, or we just aren’t as close….I miss them…so very much…
“When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He’s written ‘He dies.’ That’s all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is ‘He dies.’ It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with ‘He dies.’ And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it’s only natural to be sad, but not because of the words ‘He dies.’, but because of the life we saw prior to the words.
I’ve lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I’m only asking that you turn the page, continue reading… and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest, ‘He died’.”
~Mr. Edward Magorium (Dustin Hoffman) in the movie “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.”
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Sometimes the people we meet change us forever. I’ve never forgotten Sarah and I’m pretty sure I never will.
Wherever she is…I really hope she’s happy.”
~from the movie “Forces of Nature”
However far away, I will always love you
However long I stay, I will always love you
Whatever words I say, I will always love you
I will always love you
~“Love Song” by The Cure
“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others
how much they love them while they’re still alive.”
“olive juice too”
~the final words said to me by my beautiful friend, Crystal Rosella Young
(August 23, 1976 – February 21, 2009)
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting it’s sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens. But, it is never gone.” -Rose Kennedy
“………..you can see a whole lot more pieces of the puzzle after that puzzle falls apart. I guess you never stop wrestling with demons.” ~me. Real life me. I said that. One day when I was thinking about the clusterfuck awfulness that was my divorce. What I did wrong. I had already focused, as one does in these situations, too much on what she had done wrong. It was time to learn about me.
That was a very introspective evening for me. I learned a lot that night.