A friend (and as it turns out, my recently discovered second cousin) quoted Washington Irving on a Facebook post this week. This touched me in a way that most writing does not. I want to remember it forever because as long as there is life, there will be loss.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.
I "borrowed" your photos, my dears. I hope you won't mind. I love you. I am here to cry with you and to dry your tears.