There she goes (11/14/13)

Was talking with a lady at Kroger yesterday who had lost her mom. She said she had always listened to us and how important it was to cherish the time you have left with your parents, for once they are gone it is too late...
So for the lady at Kroger and anyone who has lost your parents..I'd like to share this story...
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says:
 ‘There, she is gone!’
‘Gone where?’
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, ‘There, she is gone!’ There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:

‘Here she comes!’