Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now.
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
I want to become acutely aware of all that I’ve taken for granted.
Sylvia’s quote is how I remembered to be present during my friend’s journey with cancer.
I have no regrets. I carry no guilt.
When she spoke, I listened intently. When she laughed, I remembered the fragility between happiness and grief.
When she pretended she was okay, I honored her wish to be okay too.
We spoke of the future together, never doubting it’s potential. We talked about the weather, the shopping, what we were reading. But we never forgot that death was waiting at the door; and even though we knew we could not change it, we were not distracted by knowing when.
I just kept clinging to this moment that I had with her, and for the privilege of doing so.
I will miss you deeply my friend.
“Fly freely beautiful Angel”
39 thoughts on “This is Now…”
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
When we encounter death, we are reminded of living fully. I am sorry for your loss.
Beautifully said. Thank you 🙏🏻
beautiful….sorry for your loss Karen
Thank you my friend.
A poignant and profound reminder
Thank you so much Joan.
So very sorry for your loss, Karen. How lucky you and Jean were to share this time together.
I agree Lori. It was truly a privilege. Thank you 🙂
Karen, a beautiful tribute for her and some important encouraging words for us all. I send you my deepest, heartfelt condolences to you. Your presence was, no doubt, a healing salve for her heart and soul. 🙏🏻💕
Thank you Carrie. You are very kind. 🙂
Sorry for your loss, Karen.
Thank you so much Aj
Such a beautiful and inspiring read, Karen and yes when death approaches we are wanting to live fully. So nice your friend is looking.
Karen, so eloquently put and such a simple thing to do requiring nothing but our presence in the NOW. Of course, that is often the problem ….not being present in the moment. What a beautiful gift you gave your friend, your presence! I am so very sorry for your loss. May her beautiful smile sparkle a little into the wilds of the world every day!
Thank you for your beautiful words Heather. I appreciate them. 🙂
So sorry for the loss of your friend, Karen. ❤
Thank you Jennifer
i’m touched by your sweet remembrance, Karen 🙂
Thank you David. 🙏🏻
I feel like saying AMEN. What a beautiful and touching testimonial. Thank you for what you did for your dear friend.
Amen Kiki! Thank you for your kind words. Jean gave me the gift in the end.
Thank you David
So sorry that you’ve lost your friend to cancer ❤
Dear friends, when gone, leave an empty place in our lives.
They do. Thank you Rosaliene
So sorry to read of the loss of your dear friend, Karen. It is hard to watch loved ones suffer, but your presence was surely so appreciated by her. ❤
Thank you Eliza x
I’m so sorry, Karen. But so glad your friend had you in each moment. It’s a poignant reminder that moments are what we’ve got.
That’s the answer to life. Thank you Kristine 🙂
A beautiful tribute to your dear friend. Your words are an inspiration to be present. ❤
I appreciate your comment Carol.
Karen, I am sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute.
Thanks Vicki. We had been friends since we were 24yrs old!
So sorry, but beautifully remembered.
Thank you Emilie 🙏🏻💕
Karen, So sorry for the loss of your friend.
God tells us to be a good friend we simply need to do too things…Mourn with our friends in their sorrow and rejoice with them in their joy. In that, you are a good friend Karen.
Thank you for your kind words Alan. Jean certainly was a good friend too and taught me again about what is important.🙏🏻🌈
PThank you for your kind words Alan. Jean certainly was a good friend too and taught me again about what is important.🙏🏻🌈
So beautiful! Very sorry for your loss and very touched to read of the kindnesses you shared with one another while you walked with her.
Thank you Ka. She was a beautiful friend 💚💕