Celebrating Richard's Life

Love BIG
Richard
What I am doing with this precious life?
Love, service, inspiration, challenge and gratitude. ~ Richard Beatie
LOVE BIG!

When All That's Left Is Love

When I die
If you need to weep
Cry for someone
Walking the street beside you.

You can love me most by letting
Hands touch hands, and
Souls touch souls.

You can love me most by
Sharing your Simchas (goodness) and
Multiplying your Mitzvot (acts of kindness).

You can love me most by
Letting me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.

And when you say Kaddish for me
Remember what our Torah teaches,
Love doesn't die
People do.
So when all that's left of me is love
Give me away.

~ Rabbi Allen S. Maller

FINISTERRE

The road in the end taking the path the sun had taken,
into the western sea, and the moon rising behind you
as you stood where ground turned to ocean: no way
to your future now but the way your shadow could take,
walking before you across water, going where shadows go,
no way to make sense of a world that wouldn't let you pass
except to call an end to the way you had come,
to take out each frayed letter you brought
and light their illumined corners, and to read
them as they drifted through the western light;
to empty your bags; to sort this and to leave that;
to promise what you needed to promise all along,
and to abandon the shoes that had brought you here
right at the water's edge, not because you had given up
but because now, you would find a different way to tread,
and because, through it all, part of you could still walk on,
no matter how, over the waves.
~ David Whyte

"We are all just walking each other home." ~ Ram Das