And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship.
What is the beginning of happiness?
It is to stop being So religious
-Master Shams-ud-din Mohammad Hafiz 1320-1389
Words to live by. This has been a week for all of Carlos' friends to reflect and look back. But we've also been so great at bringing him into the present. Dancing, laughing- these are some of the best ways to pay tribute to such a fun-loving man. As the days go on, perhaps it will be made easier to stop looking over our shoulders and figure out innovative ways to keep his spirit moving forward. Donations made for his family, perhaps. Volunteering for various organizations. Doing ourselves the very best we can to be healthy- sleeping enough, eating well, saying an emphatic no to leading mundane lives, opening our hearts to others.
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.