“All human life has its seasons, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent: winter, after all does not last forever does it? There is summer, too, and spring, and though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, that summer, but they do, and always." T.Capote
“At times, the pain of separation seems more than we can bear; but love and understanding can help us pass through the darkness toward the light. And in truth, grief is a great teacher, when it sends us back to serve and bless the living. . . .
Thus, even when they are gone, the departed are with us, moving us to live as, in their higher moments, they themselves wished to live.
We remember them now; they live in our hearts; they are an abiding blessing.”
~Jewish mourners’ Kaddish (Central Conference of Rabbis, 1992)