This page is a tribute to Linda McCartney: activist, muscian, photographer, wife, and mother loved by all. My words could not began to honor her correctly, but I thought this poem that was read at her memorial was proper:
Death Is Nothing At All
by Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918),
Canon of St.Paulīs Cathedral
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room,
I am I and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used,
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
Laugh as we always laughed,
At the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect,
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
It is the same that it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind,
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner, all is well.
"Finally, I said to her: "You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion.It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods.
The bluebells are all out, and the sky is clear blue.''
I had barely got to the end of the sentence, when she closed her eyes,
and gently slipped away." ~ Paul
|Paul, Linda, and their son James
|Linda, Paul, and their kids Heather, Stella, and Mary
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