Photo of clasped hands at a funeral
credit: Felipe Neves / Flickr

Everyone there were dressed in the same colors sitting around like some Sunday church service

Oh, they were not silent for the most part having conversation about the times that were shared and brief interludes into the future

Hot and humid the weather outside better to find cool comfort in the company of relatives and strangers and maybe a long lost acquaintance

Kind words were said by the people

Who were brave enough to go to the podium, echoed by the nodding of heads and amens

All present had known for some time that the star of this show would go back to the place that he came from, eventually, and receive his eulogy.

From my upcoming book, Arugula Salad and Other Food for Thought.