Remembering…

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Remembering

Still thinking about my friend Katy today, and remembering her.

I’ve been on YouTube looking at songs about remembering. I love this line from the Sarah MacLachlin song:

I will remember you

Will you remember me?

Don’t let your life

Pass you by

Weep not for the memories.

Weep not for the memories…so many sweet memories.

In a moment, read these lyrics from the Josh Groban song, “Remember Me,” then listen to him beautifully sing it in the video below that was put together by a mother dealing with the loss of her daughter.

My favorite line from the song is this:

I’m with you

Whenever you tell, my story

I’ve shared a lot of Katy stories with friends. I want to share one now with you.

Katy was brilliantly talented. She was a scientist and held a degree in biology. It always amazes me that people with left-brain capabilities can be creative, because my left-brain hardly functions at all. But she was not only a scientist, she was a writer and an artist.

She saw something in a gift shop. I don’t remember now what it was, but it was made of this special metal that when struck made the most beautiful, musical sound. She found out what the metal was—that was the scientist in her. She bought a roll of the wire and made magic wands. She made four of them: one for herself, me, Regina Tingle and Victoria Nelson.

She was so pleased with herself, as well she should have been. I remember over a Skype session that she was striking the wand so I could hear the sound it made. And she laughed—she had an amazing laugh. High and pure and infectious. There was no way anyone could listen to her laugh and not smile. Her laughed filled those who heard it with the joy she felt because it spilled out in the sound. And her smile, it was huge and bright. Combined, her laugh and smile were quite simply magical, like the magic wands she made for us.

So, today, I’m striking that magical wand, remembering and feeling the joy that was Katy. And I’m smiling. Are you?

Katy's Magic Wand

Remember Me by Josh Groban

 

Remember, I will still be here

As long as you hold me, in your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended

Time can be transcended

Just remember me

I am the one star that keeps burning, so brightly,

It is the last light, to fade into the rising sun

I’m with you

Whenever you tell, my story

For I am all I’ve done

Remember, I will still be here

As long as you hold me, in your memory

Remember me

I am the one voice in the cold wind, that whispers

And if you listen, you’ll hear me call across the sky

As long as I still can reach out, and touch you

Then I will never die

Remember, I’ll never leave you

If you will only

Remember me

Remember me…

Remember, I will still be here

As long as you hold me

In your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended

Time can be transcended

I live forever

Remember me

Remember me

Remember… me…

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