My husband passed away from ALS six weeks ago. This passage is what he wanted in his celebration of life service, so I put it in the program and also quoted from it in his eulogy. My husband was kind above all else, and this passage spoke to him because "...it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot..." He considered himself an atheist, yet he was more spiritual than most people I know. When I quoted this at his service, even the people who didn't share his religious views felt resonation, which was the whole point. His life and death were exercises in kindness, and this passage underscores that kindness for all of us.
On Apr 30, 2016Erin wrote :
Kat, I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounds like he was a very special person, but so are you. All the best for the rest of your life.
On Nov 14, 2016Brad Walden wrote :
Kat, I wish I could have met and known your husband. His wishes and thoughts echo my own feelings, and my wife and I try to instill these same values in our young daughter. My sincere condolences on losing your husband, I'm certain he was a man of deep feeling and spirit.
My best wishes and regards to you and yours,
Brad A. Walden