we lost a friend this week, Wendy Chioji, who died after a long battle with cancer. She modeled how to approach the end with humor, courage and grace. This was written on the morning I heard of her passing. For Wendy….
shining, brilliant, bright and free
she died last night, which of course
is impossible, her eyes, that laugh
and, of course, her smile.
there’s a shadow-shaped hole
in the sun this morning – I close my eyes
and imagine her nearing the end
growing smaller as the tumors
tip the balance. can see her drawing
each difficult breath, shallowing, thinning
into shadow. can see her turning
to face a light only she can see.
can see her smile, of course, see her draw
one long unfettered breath, see her
shimmering now into light, becoming wind
rising through the bright leaves of autumn
like a star, like a smile, like a season
unto herself — shining, brilliant, bright
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Beautiful Jeff. We have lost a bright light
So beautiful, Jeff. Condolences and blessings to you. xoxo
thanks- hope you guys are well!
gorgeous…thanks for that. *Sharon Sams* *Soul Renewal* *760-212-3565*
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On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:15 AM old bones, new snow wrote:
> bonesnsnow posted: “we lost a friend this week, Wendy Chioji, who died > after a long battle with cancer. She modeled how approach the end with > humor, courage and grace. This was written on the morning I heard of her > passing. For Wendy…. shining, brilliant, brigh” >
thanks Sharon, wendy was, indeed, brilliant…