I wanted to create a more enduring record of this Facebook post from last week – not because of the few paragraphs I wrote, but because of the great generosity, love and sadness encompassed in the responses. Thanks to every one of you:
Today’s the 30th anniversary of Sam’s death – a lifetime ago and no time at all. Heartfelt thanks to those who wrote in remembering. It’s incredibly kind and thoughtful of you.
I sometimes wonder what he would have made of the adult world, its joys and disappointments. But that’s an indulgence when so many others are confronting the rawness of recent loss and wondering how they’ll get through another day.
Last night as I strolled along the beach Sam felt very close. He was part of the sea and stars, as we all are.
As each year passes life becomes more miraculous and mysterious .
I’m grateful for every second of it.