The amazing blogger beth made this hopeful, beautiful, helpful, and caring comment about my post from yesterday:
… hope that the memorial for your friend was beautiful and helped all of you who cared for her to say farewell for now.
That hope was realized, as I hope you can see in these photos from yesterday:
Those Ruth Bader Ginsberg socks were worn by Lisa, one of my co-workers. Until we were saying farewell for now to Eleanor, Lisa and I didn’t know we were connected by our love for her.
That’s my old friend Andy, who I’ve known almost as long as I’ve known Eleanor. We were reunited yesterday as we said farewell for now to her.
I was so happy to finally meet Eleanor’s children, Gabe and Rosa, after hearing so many wonderful things about them. As we said farewell for now to their mother, I could see Eleanor’s beautiful legacy in them.
Eleanor’s husband Ira and I spoke about how difficult it was to say farewell for now to Eleanor because she was soooo cool. We love her so much that we have trouble believing she’s gone from this world. We also know that she lives on in many, many loving hearts.
When I say farewell for now to somebody I love, everything reminds me of them.
I love you, Eleanor.
Here‘s Farewell … For Now by Georges Delerue:
Thanks to all who are helping me say farewell for now to my long-time and beloved friend Eleanor, including YOU.
There are no words, just love!