Friday evening, after writing about finding ease and taking my time, I received very sad news.
A woman I have known for most of my life passed away.
I haven’t spoken to her in years, decades. However, I am sure she affected my personality, affected me, before I even knew people could do such a thing.
She was giving, kind and an entrepreneur. She owned and operated a childcare centre at which I spent quite a few afternoons and summer days.
|Rock 'n Roll Day|
(I know you're jealous of my boom-box)
She used to tell me I had a smile that lit up the world. I don’t know if that’s true, but it always made me feel special. Still does.
I think she, herself, lit up many people’s worlds.
The world may be a bit dimmer without her, but I think it would be dimmer still if she had never been around. Her single light illuminated the world exponentially through the people she touched.
She always made a beautiful photo/scrap book for every child when they finally left the center for school. These photos (which I 'borrowed' in November) from my day at the Children's Center are the best I can do from here. I wish I had borrowed one in which I am smiling.
Much love and condolences to her family.