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Along the Road

I walked a mile with Pleasure,
  She chattered all the way,
But left me none the wiser
  For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow
  And ne're a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
  When Sorrow walked with me!

                                         Robert Browning Hamilton

Two things I have learned so far: the human body can hold more tears than I ever thought possible and your heart can truly break.

For those of us who loved him, finding peace will be a very long journey but when I read these words I thought of Rick and believe he would say something like this if he could:

"Death is nothing at all - I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you.  Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.  Laugh at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.  Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant...there is absolutely unbroken continuity. I am waiting for you...somewhere near, just around the corner.

All is well."
                                                                          Henry Scott Holland


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