"Even though Tom will be greatly missed, he didn't want to be mourned, just remembered as a person who loved life."
The above was something that I read in a small town Georgia newspaper when I was visiting my Dad...I liked it so much that I jotted it down. I always read the obituaries, don't you? You are really reading about the LIFE of that person, how they lived, what they loved and enjoyed.
Most of the obituaries now in the newspapers are written by someone who is in the deceased's family but I remember the obits in the Atlanta newspaper that were beautifully written by one person, Kay Powell. I found the most wonderful article about her and you may read about her just here.
If you don't know one thing about me, you should know this: I dearly love a well written piece by a journalist. You might not think that an obituary would come under this heading but then, you haven't read any of Kay's obituaries!
Recently, I wrote a post about seeing Venus early in the morning... the planet shone with a steady light in the sky but then, the sun came up over the trees and very quickly, Venus faded from my view. It was still there, I just could not see it! It reminded me of a poem and I wanted to share it with you...