When I moved here from Boston, I did so with a heavy heart. I felt as though I were leaving a very important part of me behind. The feeling lingers. However as I was helping my brother unpack and organize I came across a battered copy of Executive Orders, by Tom Clancy. On the opening page there is a poem that served to remind me that I left nothing behind. It is called “Ascension” by Colleen Hitchcock. Perhaps it can help to remind others as it has helped me.
And if I go,
while you're still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
Copyright ©1987, Colleen Corah Hitchcock