“I figured it out,” you said.
“I know what death is.”
It was last August, at the end of an epic summer, and you were saying goodbye.
It was in the living room – on the couches you hated and in typical fashion, you spoke bluntly and decisively about the topic most people avoided around you.
“It’s just my body. That’s all it is. And I am not just my body. My body is sick…my body will die…but I am so much more than that. I am everything else that I am, and that will never die.”
You are right.
You will never die.
Your body is here now – finally pain-free…finally unhooked and untethered from everything that you are…
And Hudis you are everything.
You are the strength of a thousand people…
You are the courage of one lone soldier against a mighty army.
You are the love that binds hearts together….
You are the innocence of a million children
You are the joy and laughter of uninhibited play…
You are the song that rises from the brokenhearted…
You are the notes teased from ivory keys, rising and falling with every breath you no longer need to take as you write the lyrics to the greatest song on earth…
Hudis – we will play that song…
We will add notes and harmonies and a baseline that keeps us moving forward.
We will write the stories of our heavy hearts and weave them through your lines.
We will create a bridge that connects it all and we will sing it…
And we will surely sing it too loud and too intrusively and off-key – the only way you can possibly sing a song that can never die.
Achrona achrona Chaviva Hudis.
Save the best for last.
You’ll always be the best.
One thought on “Goodnight my Angel”
Beautiful words- she will lie forever within the hearts of those who loved her. May her memory always be for a blessing