Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Thinking of Suzanne

A former colleague in Jerusalem sent us this. It's good to think of Suzanne being part of the very loud and funky choir of angels....

If I Should Go Before the Rest of You

If I should go before the rest of you,
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone,
Nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice,
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must,
Parting is hell,
But life goes on,
So sing as well.

Joyce Grenfell


coatsie said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for your response, now I respond (trying to avoid dripping crocodile tears into the keyboard) to this post, with a poem that Suzanne shared with me - she was in Verbier:1983 and it goes like this:

A Swiss Good-Bye

The time will come
when I will say good bye;
kiss your cheek three times
and leave;
a tear in my eye
and a heavy heart
as I leave your arms

Written by: Suzanne Cushinan - 1983

geneva said...

Thank you so much for sharing that - this is a hard time ...

Anonymous said...

Classmate of Suzanne....Please contact me by email at temp at glebeavenue dot ca. Thank you.