|Mom with Lazarus, Sept. 2002, Philadelphia|
|Dad, Mom, Laz, and Maggie, May 2008|
Lament me not, but sing songs of youth and joy;
Shed not tears upon me, but sing of harvest and the winepress;
Utter no sigh of agony, but draw upon my face with your
Finger the symbol of Love and Joy.
Talk not of my departure with sighs in your hearts; close
Your eyes and you will see me with you forevermore.
-Khalil Gibran, "The Beauty of Death"