Today was one of those never, ever, want to repeat days as Marlene (Darrell’s sister) and I (a winebird friend) sat and tried to help Darrell’s transition to peace.
While we all struggle for reality; please be reassured, it was a peaceful ending for our friend. He was strong ’til the end, but failing systems prevailed. He slept away in peace as the monitors showed flat lines.
In a moment, life was gone.
We can only reflect on who Darrell was, and how he and Bob impacted our lives…caring, giving, practicing random acts of kindness. Oh that I could give to others as these guys did.
Larry and I were the ones to break the news to Bob….we sat for hours.
Life….so fragile….how can our broken hearts survive?
Darrell wanted no fuss…cremation, no ceremonies…poof, I’m gone.
But Darrell is not a vapor…he has impacted everyone he has known.
Can’t, in every community, we share a cup of coffee, a sip of wine, a group hug, in his memory?
Bob… aching….and of so devastated….. needs support too. We are going to be here…but our hearts ache as much as his.
Won’t everyone…please, tomorrow, go out and do a random act of kindness…in Darrell’s Memory?
May the spirit of Darrell… Gene….never end????
Peace to all,
Diane and Larry