Sunday, August 09, 2009

Maharani Gayatri Devi - Died July 29, 2009

"There is an irreducibly private dimension to real grief, a point at which one's own words and the kind intentions of others all run to ground and we can only bear what follows in silence. And that silence is not a bad thing; it's a measure of respect, for oneself and for what is lost, as well as an acknowledgment of the hard things we all must bear on our own eventually."

Steve Perry, A Minneapolis Writer

Good Mourning, Widows, Widowers, and anybody else out there missing and mourning a loved one.

Welcome to the club nobody wants to join--Ever!

Today we honor Maharani Gayatri Devi, widow of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. Their famous courtship and subsequent marriage is legendary. The Maharani's husband died June 24, 1970 after a polo accident in England. After his death, Gayatri Devi went on to become an extremely successful politician. In 1962, she ran for Parliament, winning by a landslide. Known for her classic beauty and often compared to Jackie Kennedy for her poise and celebrity, Gayatri Devi died July 29, 2009 at age 90.

Mourning Joy:

What type of phone does a turtle use?

A shell phone.

After we remember Him, do what I do--Open what I lovingly refer to as a JOY-nal, fingerhug your pen, and write something.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Everyone!

And just remember, we're not alone.


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