Dorothy Redfield, 1910 - 2005

Grandma passed on today... Too worked up to do anything but quote this:

As I stand on a mountain top, as the great bird approaches, she is small in my sight but grows larger on approach until I am blessed with the full sight of her graceful wings, proud countenance and good company.

All too quickly, she grows small again on the horizon and disappears from view, and I call out, "There, she’s gone."

But there are other mountain tops, beyond me, and at the precise moment when I note the great bird’s departure from my view, I know there are new eyes, taking up the sight of her, and fresh voices calling out, "Here she comes."


Jon's picture

That is a wonderful quote. Where is it from?

you're right about it - it is a wonderful tribute to those who've sadly left our lives. it's from a tv show "Crossing Jordan", taken from A Parable of Immortality, by Henry Van Dyke. (original poem is about a ship, but it was changed a bit & used on the show as a eulogy.)

shiftkey's picture

Did you write that? Its very good.