<3 Tajo - "Tater Tot" <3
"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!"
- Theophile Gautier
"All Is Well
Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes 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 effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well."
Attributed to Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
"I will not stand at your grave and weep;
You are not there. You do not sleep.
You are a thousand winds that blow,
You are the diamond glints on snow.
You are the sunlight on ripened grain,
You are the gentle autumn's rain.
When I awaken in the morning's hush,
You are the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
You are the soft stars that shine at night;
I will not stand at your grave and cry;
You are not there, you did not die."
~ Author Unknown ~