Big funeral this morning. I’m going to use the prayer from the Queen Mother’s funeral which folk always comment upon…
You can shed tears because she has died,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see her,
or it can be full of love that you have shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember only that she has gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back on life,
or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


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