This reading was initially a reflective poem about the silent love of an artist for his model. However, the popular use has morphed and this poem was read at Sharon’s Celebration of Life ceremony by her sister Lori. Either way, a beautiful poem about memory, presence, love and how we are with each other in relationship.
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is 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.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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