April 2, 2018
For the moment, there are no words
to convey how much Connie is cherished by us all
and how much she will be missed.
Wonderful interview with Connie (part 1)
From Connie to her beloved Northfield Community:
Thank you for being the people you are
to create the community we are.
Thank you for the songs that remembered
and lifted the soul.
Thank you for daring to open enough
for the shadow to be included.
Thank you for the skills offered
Thank you for birthing, year after year,
another wondrous week!
Connie’s Poem about Aging:
Now I am old.
Now I have no use for the habit of protection.
I feel most of all what has been feared and refused.
From my heart’s isolated chambers there flows ache and gratitude.
Together they melt into a strange love.
Love even everywhere
And right now
in this moment,
my single song.
Kathy and I (Peter) were so fortunate to be able to attend the memorial service for Connie this past Saturday. There were about 25 Northfielders there, it was wonderful to share memories of Connie and to see her wider circles of friends.