Jim has been moved out of the hospital to a quiet place where Deirdre, Jed, Thea, Bert, & Maggie sit by his side.
We read to him, we talk to him, we listen to music & we wait.
We are with Jim. We are loving him. We are at his side on what we believe to be his final trip, as such.
The river does not end when it reaches the sea.
He sees us. He hears us. He seems peaceful. We believe he knows where he is going. He always knows.
We are sharing our Love with him as you are sharing your Love with him.
Thank you all so much. Hold Jim in your hearts as he holds all of you in his.
with Love from Joplin, Missouri
that it always happens
with appropriate ritual.
Repeated in its own time & place,
appropriate ritual will effect
what is to be effected.
4 Nov 1997
for Shannon Rose Riley