Ceremony

Carol A. Hand

A ceremony to send a loving spirit home
Sharing food, tears, and laughter
The sacred smell of sage
Singers, the heartbeat of the drum
Reminders that we are all relatives
All members of one race – human
There is no word for goodbye in our language
We always say “I’ll see you later

Be good to the children – treat them well
May you all have safe travels home

 

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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12 Responses to Ceremony

  1. I like that there is no good bye but that your people are always open to hello.

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  2. Carl Karasti says:

    A celebration of Life, Life that goes on …
    The Finns say “näkemiin” – “see you later” or “until I see you again.” When speaking on the phone, it’s “kuulemiin” – “hear you later” or “until I hear from you again.”

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  3. So sweet and lovely, Carol! 🙂 ❤

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