6.09.2008

perspective



I've mentioned my Great-Aunt Irene before. She'll be 108 in less than a month. Last week, Irene's daughter (her only child) died. I didn't attend the funeral, but I hear that as family and friends gathered to pay respects and to offer condolences and comfort, Aunt Irene shared her own solace: "My darling Marion and I had been together for 87 years."




:olafur eliasson, beauty

9 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Wow. I'm sorry for your loss.

At the same time, your Great Aunt Irene's comment is beautiful and uplifting.

Vanessa said...

I would like to convey my condolences to you and your family at this time.

What a piercingly poignant thing for your great-aunt to say at her daughter's funeral.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm sorry for her and your loss, but it sounds like Aunt Irene has lovely perspective.

automatism said...

So sorry for your loss, Diana. And I agree with everyone else's comments here -- a truly touching and beautiful remembrance by your Great Aunt Irene.

Lori

P said...

Bless her. What an amazing story.

d i a n a m u s e said...

Many thanks for your kind words. Each one of you is a great inspiration to me.

Aunt Irene is extraordinary.

tangobaby said...

Oh my goodness. My heart is breaking for Great Aunt Irene. I wish you and your family much support and love.

I am going to read more about your Great Aunt Irene. She must be an amazing woman.

jimena said...

increible story!

Mary-Laure said...

How moving. I feel your sadness - and your great aunt's too. She sounds like an exceptional lady.