Saturday, July 21, 2007

Personal Beatitudes

Blessed are we who have known and loved Carolyn;
Blessed are all who have sat at her table to partake of a Swait family meal;
Blessed are we who have learned so much from Carolyn’s intellectual curiosity and rigor;
Blessed are we who have been witness to her capacity to laugh and be pleased;
Blessed are we to know someone so accepting of our eccentricities;
Blessed am I to have a sister in whose company I am compelled to be my best self;
Blessed am I who to be a part of this vigil; to be a part of her family; to have shared moments of her life and to be invited into her circle;
Blessed are we for whom she has been best friend, sister, mother, wife; and for her faith, from which all her strength and love has emanated.

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