No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.--"The Mary Ellen Carter" lyrics by Stan Rogers
Thanks to all from near and far for condolences.
The memorial service for Wendy
was very well attended - so many people shared memories and expressed warm sentiments along with feelings of loss.
A few people took the opportunity to share some words publicly during the Words of Remembrance. I spoke briefly about the significance of a piece of Wendy's calligraphy on display, the lyrics to The Mary Ellen Carter
. Wendy referred to that song as her life myth. "Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again."
Sometimes Wendy was working to raise someone, sometimes others were working to raise her, and sometimes she was working to raise herself. We'll miss her, but we'll work to rise again.