Monday, November 1, 2010
It's hard to sit here, just two days after RivkA's funeral, and blog as if nothing happened, as if we haven't just lost one of our brightest shining stars, but if there's one thing that RivkA taught us it's that life is for living. Each day is a precious gift that should be treasured, not squandered. So yes, I am grieving for the loss of my friend, and no, my world will never be the same without her in it, but at the same time there is a life out there to be lived, a family to love, friends both here and absent to treasure, and a world full of beauty to discover. RivkA somehow always managed to focus on her blessings, not her burdens, and by doing so inspired countless others to find the best in themselves, to be the best that they can be. That is RivkA's gift to me, and I will honor it as I know how - by loving my family and my friends, by telling them - YOU - so as often as I can, and by continuing to seek out and create beauty in the nooks and crannies of creation.