As Ms. Chapman says in the song below, the bucket is kicked, the body is gone.
There's still so much to do following my mother-in-law's death. Unfortunately for him, most of that burden falls on Dan. Her apartment must be emptied, her belongings given, sold and donated as appropriate. Family from out of state will begin to go home tomorrow and will all be gone by next Tuesday. Thanksgiving may be hard for him. Christmas will be without a doubt.
Yesterday at the funeral, I saw my brother-in-law for the first time since he had some very serious health problems this year. I held onto him and told him it was so good to see him. No pretext (from me) about wishing it were under better circumstances, it was just really, really good to have him there -- alive.
Tracy Chapman - Say Hallelujah
I posted this video a few months back, but it's just too good not to post now. I love the tempo and need something like this as antidote for sadness.