Saturday, April 12, 2008

Soothing Words

William Faulkner once noted, “the man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Last week, the USC community lost a Trojan. It is the Cardinal & Gold and surrounding community's responsibility to help carry away the stones from the family's mountain of grief.

I have learned that people often focus on the end result of life. It is natural ...because it is the last memory a person creates.

However, I have also learned with the loss of my brother that focusing on a person's life and not death allows the heart to heal. Over time, the pain slowly alleviates and those stones of sorrow can be laid to form positive remembrances of the departed.

...Thank you for letting me revisit a few old words and hopefully provide a little comfort.

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