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Posted 2022-06-04T02:14:23Z

Musings two days after

Hello my loves, my gathered loves. My sweetest friend Sally spent the evening full of love and consolation and beauty talking about the man we both loved and how life would go on without him. We spoke of the memorial service that will soon be announced (most likely we will gather in the summer maybe in July) in order to celebrate the life of this beautiful human being. Let us trust that this tribute will bring comfort and joy to all who love him. As we write this Nick is snoring very loudly in the background ... Most likely dealing with his own grief in his very special way.

Please forgive any grammatical errors Sally has had two beers and I have enjoyed a good amount of whiskey.


So much love,


Maureen

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Comments (9)

  • Patricia Buckley
    Patricia Buckley

    Love to you, Maureen and Sally. Have been thinking of you so much, and of the truly magical holiday meals I've shared with you. My last meal in Portland (Christmas Eve, 2018) was spent with you and David. Thank you for spending your holiday eve with me—that was so kind and it was such a wonderful evening because of your company. You probably already know this poem, but I always find it comforting so here it is. Hope I can get to Maine to help celebrate David Butler's life. Love, P Gone From My Sight I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone." Gone where? Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me -- not in her. And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" And that is dying... --Henry Van Dyke

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Shane Van Vliet
    Shane Van Vliet

    I love you Maureen. What more can i say? I still don't have the words to express the grief but I am with you always. I know that for sure.

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Hannah Daly
    Hannah Daly

    I love you, Maureen. Can’t wait to wrap my arms around you soon.

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Patricia Mew
    Patricia Mew

    Love to you both ❤️.

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Kim Ballard & Chris Hourclé
    Kim Ballard & Chris Hourclé

    <3

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Daniel Noel
    Daniel Noel

    I luv ya, gals. Mo, I just wanna give ya a great big hug. It’s hard to write what I feel exactly, but I really don’t need to say anything other than Im here for ya. Ill always here for ya.

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Anita Stewart
    Anita Stewart

    Sending so much love to you both. Thank you for keeping us in your heart when i know it must be full to breaking. I sing David's praises to the birds flying by and smile remembering his remarkable spirit.

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Peter Brown
    Peter Brown

    Dearest, sweet Maureen, so glad that Sally is by your side and holding up her responsibility to ply you with whiskey. Thank you for sharing your musings. Please know you are foremost in my thoughts and I wish for nothing more than to give you a hug. Love you 💕

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Moira Driscoll
    Moira Driscoll

    All love to you, dear Maureen. And hugs. And a bit of Irish whiskey, to be sure. The celebration of David’s life is happening in all of us, every day. And if we all get to gather somewhere to celebrate together sometime?? It’ll be beautiful. xoxoxo

    5 months ago · Reply