Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sweet Sorrow

 
We traveled all day and part of the night to get here. The beautiful matriarch of Mr. Rosenberg’s family was making a fast and graceful exit and we were coming to say goodbye.

We held her hand to let her know we were near. We spoke to her gently and she responded with a whisper. “I’ll call you next week, “ she said, joking.

We saw other family and held them close. We thought about the woman who would soon be leaving us.

Always turned out in carefully chosen outfits and matching jewelry, she knows what’s best for everyone. She often shares her views in the form of hand-written letters that rhyme. She is always right. She plays the violin and is a studied card sharp. She knows her way around a dirty joke. She makes brisket and strudel like no one else and though she tried to teach us her recipes no one can quite replicate them.

She loves the shore.

She loves us.

Her absence will leave a deep cavern in all of our lives.

We stayed for just one day.

We will be going home soon and so will she.

36 comments:

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  2. All of my love is with you. She seems to have lived a beautiful life and is leaving a beautiful legacy of love. Be kind to yourselves as you progress through this time of transition and change. <3

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to an exceptional and unforgettable woman. I'm so glad you all got to tell her how much you love her in person.

    Take care, safe travels, and I'm sending love and prayers.

    XOXO
    Anna

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  4. Perfect tribute. Sounds like a perfect farewell.
    I would like it to be that way when my time comes.

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  5. God. This is poetic. It sounds like she would appreciate this tribute so much. Blessings to you and all of yours.

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  6. I love your words. So sorry for your loss, Rosenbergs. Love to all.

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  7. A beautiful tribute. As the people in my tribe say, may her memory be a blessing.

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  8. Bawling.

    Bawling.

    For us, it's around the corner.. and the loss, will be beyond measure.

    So sorry.

    Life and its moments, so poignant and we try to put them into words, but they sear so much deeper. How I wish we could do telepathy for others to know just how we feel.

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  9. I wish you all peace, and I wish Mrs. R. a graceful passage.

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  10. What grace you have bestowed on her with your tribute. It seems a wonderful parting gift to a woman who brought a lot of love and laughter to her family and friends. Sending hugs to you all from here. x0 N2

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  11. A frequent lurker to say I am so sorry, and wishing you and your family peace in the coming weeks. - Lori in Boston

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  12. What a lovely way to honor an extraordinary life. May we all be surrounded by such love and inspired by such intention. Yours and hers.

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  13. This brought tears to my eyes, Lisa. Such a loving, respectful tribute from one warm, generous soul to another.

    Arohanui to you all.

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  14. Sending your family love today.

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  15. Love and hugs, she sounds like a special lady.

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  16. So sorry about the sad news. This was a lovely tribute.

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  17. Very touching. Thank you for sharing the love and tenderness. My thoughts are with you all.

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