For EZ

Remembering a friend today…and the dear ones he left behind.  How fitting that today – St. Patrick’s Day – would also have been EZ’s birthday. 

He lived this life as if each day were a fun new limerick – adding his own twist or two and comical flair to the conundrums others found so routine. 

He left behind a bride of many years and a beautiful daughter – his legacy.

For each of us who received the gift of knowing him, his lesson is this:
Take life not too seriously, rather, find the zest of today. 

And so, it only seems fitting to share a couple of great Irish blessings for EZ and those who loved him.

For EZ:

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

And for his family:

Remembered Joy
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all…
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss…
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

Here’s to EZ – Godspeed, Friend!  Cheers, Y’all…

T.

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One Response to For EZ

  1. Beautifully said, TJ. I prayed, shed tears and lifted my glass yesterday as well. May his loved ones find peace. And I am sure that God was laughing heartily yesterday at all of Eddie’s St Patrick’s Day jokes! What a guy!

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