"The righteous perish and no one ponders it in his heart;
devout men are taken away,
and no one understands that the righteous
are taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death."
~ Isaiah 57:1-2 ~
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living."
~ Cicero ~
"It is not death a man should fear,
but he should fear never beginning to live."
~ Marcus Aurelius ~
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings." ~ Anais Nin ~
"Death ends a life, not a relationship."
~ Mitch Abrams ~
~ Krtistin O'Donnell Tubb ~
"When his wife was at his side, she was also in front of him, marking out the horizon of his life. Now the horizon is empty: the view has changed."
~ Milan Kundera ~
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
~ Helen Keller ~
"One lives in the hopes of becoming a memory."
~ Antonio Porchia ~
"He gives light to the sun."
~ St. Patrick ~
"Die not, poor Death, not yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be.
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go.
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men.
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke, why swell'st thou then!
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die."
~ John Donne ~
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal."
~ an Irish headstone ~
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
So many deaths this week of Palm Sunday; if you have a name for the prayer list, please let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Gretchen ~ Terry ~ Roy ~ Peggy ~ Alan ~ Sandra ~