Jeff Silvey wrote:
Wants they are gone they are gone.
Are they really, Jeff?? I'd hate to think, at this time of year, that was so. I big part of what Christmas is to me, is remembering all the special times of years and lives gone past.
As some of you know, my 9-year-old daughter is severely autistic. She understands things much more concretely than the rest of us, so when she asks a question, you must carefully form your answer.
Her mother died in the summer of 2004, and she dreams of her sometimes. She asked me once, "what mommy wants??"
I thought about this for a few minutes, and then stole/modified a line from Dickens.
"The Dead want only to be remembered." was my answer.