Go find the light

These are the lyrics that accompanied the song as pink and purple balloons were set aloft by the young people who loved a soul who was gone too soon. As the softest rain drizzled down. As the construction work kilometres away tolled like a bell. As family and friends struggled to understand what is not possible to understand. As grief threatened to overcome us and consume us. But she would not want us to cry (oh, but we did - we sobbed, great big wracking sobs and tears that fell unchecked). She would want to us to see the light in the darkness. 

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light

And as the last balloon faded from sight, the drizzle stopped and the sun peeked out from a crack in the clouds. It was time to let the light back in.


  1. My condolences to your friend for losing her daughter at such a young age. :=(

    Night Owl

  2. So sad. There can't be anything more heart wrenching than losing a child.

  3. I can't imagine how completly devastating it must be to lose a child.
    I'm so sorry for your friend. These lyrics are poignant.

  4. It was the saddest day. My friend coped so well - I'm not sure I would. Thanks for your thoughts.

  5. Ingi, I left you a comment yesterday, and again, it has gone. Ah, I wonder where it went? But it means I get to think of you some more, feel for you and your friend more, and leave you another comment, saying,
    from the bottom of my heart,

    I am so sorry.

    Yes to tears, AND yes to the light—both are so important, aren't they? Thinking of you and your friend and her family. Sending warmth and love.


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