Contemplations about Life, Love, & the Pursuit of Meaningful Existence…

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.

♥, LL

(Photo from our journey to De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, 2009)

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16 thoughts on “Timeless Souls Plucked from the Spring of Our Days

  1. Cnawan Fahey on said:

    Hip poignancy. Depth & Beauty.

  2. Lovely tribute and reminders. Thanks Shauna. 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. F.G.M. on said:

    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 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire on said:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, dear lady. xo

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