As you pause on your memorial walk And feel the cool breeze And remember days gone by Do not be discouraged by what seems to you to be a loss. Listen to the quiet voice that is speaking to you now Your next step does not depend on your mind It has served you well … Read more
This poem is quite special to me. I wrote it in Massachusetts in the 1980s. When Marianne died suddenly in 2012 and we were putting together her memorial service, it seemed that everything came together very naturally. A friend contributed a passage from the Kabbalah about love, and then immediately I knew to include this … Read more
Darkness has been part of my journey. Walking has been part of my healing. This past week i took again the walk I did so many times with Marianne. I took a break. I looked down at my feet and found the feather of a blue jay. It brought to mind another feather from another … Read more
I am the thousand winds that blow I am the river flowing Always changing, never clinging Your small mind is afraid That you have lost me And you cannot bear the word goodbye Say the word, say goodbye And I say hello I am the thousand winds that blow.
The song is very special to me because my friend Ling, who lives in Taiwan, sent it to me after Marianne’s sudden passing in 2012. The poem had been translated into Chinese by her thesis advisor and had been read at his memorial service. (Here is a link to the original poem by Clare Harner.) … Read more