Timeless Souls Plucked from the Spring of Our Days
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A high school friend recently asked me to write something for our upcoming reunion. I struggled for weeks. Then, I thought about the plans being made to honor those classmates who’d left our world far too soon. Several of these losses occurred while we were still teenagers. The impact on our young minds was profound.
As I began writing, however, I realized this wasn’t just for the Class of ’84. This was for every courageous spirit who has endured unimaginable tragedy and found the strength to move forward, anchoring families, friendships, and communities with awe-inspiring perseverance.
I dedicate this to you with Love and Admiration.
(Photo from our journey to De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, 2009)
Hip poignancy. Depth & Beauty.
Thank you for putting a HUGE smile in my heart!!
Lovely tribute and reminders. Thanks Shauna. 🙂
Brad…my heart is so full of love for your precious, supportive soul! You are in my thoughts much more than my sporadic (not enough hours on the ground!!) correspondence would properly convey! Thank u ♥
You’re welcome. It’s what I do until I find a job or make a big change. 🙂
Thank you, Kimberly! I need to check out your lovely books asap…
Love your generous words and world view, LL! Thank you for this moving and beautiful piece–I know your classmates will appreciate it, too. I have been reading “The Four Agreements,” based on your recommendation, and find this post to be a terrific example of your being impeccable with your words :). Shine on, my lovely friend. xoxo
Hard to express how much I adore you, Chloe!!!! Glad you’re enjoying the book, although YOU already exemplify so much of its contents. Hugs & Love — always…
An absolutely beautiful and touching tribute! It reminds us to “hold tighter and live fully” while we’re still together. That’s what is important. Thank you for sharing.
And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful part of that tight-knit community!!
Beautiful poem! I especially love the third stanza, we could write it on all the walls of the world, enthralling! thank you for shraring this, have a nice week 🙂
Oh, Frédéric…I absolutely LOVE your image of a World Wall where everyone could share their favorite soul-stirring stanza. I want to visit!! ♥
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, dear lady. xo
So happy to see your gorgeous face here, Liz!!! Thank YOU.