A la prochaine fois

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Another stunning photograph of dear Lily, whom we will say au revoir to later today. Though she’s gone far too soon, she’s left behind a legacy of children and grandchildren, a joie de vivre unlike any other, and a love story that spanned fifty years and several continents. Every year of my life was in some way marked by her presence and friendship; this is a tough one to wrap my mind around but again, it is the survivors whose grief is my priority, not my own.

In the words of The Little Prince, Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

[Rough] translation: It is quite simple: one only sees well with the heart. What’s essential is invisible to the eyes.

Today will be difficult to be sure, but we’ll get through it. Merci pour tout, mon coeur.

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