And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
For JCM, the Magnificent Maggie D. and in remembrance of Sean.
Did you dance?
And when you danced, did you dance really hard?
Yeah, but did you laugh?
And when you laughed was it without caution or reserve?
Did you smile that smile?
You know the one...yeah, that one.
Oh, did you love?
Did you love with abandon and were you loved in return?
Oh, yes you did.
Oh yes, you were loved.
Behind the numbers...within the statistics of HIV/AIDS...there are people.
People who have danced...hard.
Who have laughed without caution...from the gut until their sides hurt.
Who smiled that smile.
You know the one?
Yeah, that one.
May those who have passed on be blessed until we meet again.
And may those living wth HIV/AIDS dance that dance, laugh that laugh...
Smile that smile.
Yeah that one.