Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.
No dead person grieves for his death. He mourns only what he didn’t do. Why did I wait? Why did I not...? Why did I neglect to?
I cannot think of better advice to send. I hope you like it. May you stay in your infinity.
Rumi’s message is one I try to remember and pass along.
I am grateful to teach kindergarten where I am expected to promote generosity and sharing. I teach these by my example and in many other ways including singing songs, none better than this little gem by Malvina Reynolds, “Love is Something.”
She sings her song with the panache of someone who knows homespun music beats manufactured music every time:
I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing and singing along with Malvina Reynolds when I was a student at UC Berkeley many years ago. The song has worn well.