Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.”

-Mary Elizabeth Frye

 

“Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft starts that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.”

Can you see yourself and others in the world around you?

Who you are is much bigger than your physical body.

And how we know other people is much more substantial than knowing their physical body.