Sunday, August 26, 2012


my floral tribute for my mother

the last part of my eulogy~ 8-25-12

...But her true legacy lies in her lifelong talent of being a friend. It is no small responsibility, this business of being a friend, for under the umbrella of friendship lies all of humanities' greatest virtues~
love, laughter, sorrow, joy, listening, sharing, compassion, sacrifice, giving, receiving and honor.
My mother offered them all, far and wide. She used her many creative talents to support and nurture her friendships unceasingly. And in turn, she taught me how to be a true friend. It is a gift she gave that sustains me every single day.

This I would ask of you~
honor my mother by being a true friend, especially when it's inconvenient, especially when it's hard. Give more and receive more with graciousness. Write thank you notes. Bring flowers. Call more often than you currently do. Help me make up for her loss by adding more love and sharing and joy to this world.


  1. Anonymous8/26/2012

    Noble, indeed, Graciel -- both of you. <3 <3 <3

  2. Beautiful, beautiful words Granciel...your mother's gift of friendship will move on, in unending waves of love and kindness forever.

    You have honoured her well.

  3. Beautifully said and a wonderful tribute. Thank you for the reminder of the importance of being a friend. By the way, could I please have a mailing address for you?

  4. Beautiful words, Graciel. Hugs to you.

  5. she is smiling at these words.


  6. Mmmmm...a loving, fitting, inspiring tribute indeed. Your example with Mutti gives us much to aspire towards in our daily relationships.

    Still holding you close in the sacred space of heart-light and love. :)

  7. Beautiful words to live by... we can certainly use more love, sharing and joy in this world. We should all be inspired by her example...

  8. yes, smiling.

    and yes, i will.


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