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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #790 on: February 10, 2008, 12:10:08 am »



There are places I'll remember
All my life - though some have changed
Some forever - not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #791 on: February 10, 2008, 12:30:09 am »

I'm actually feeling a little better today. From the moment I woke up this morning I thought of Heath, but I felt more peaceful about it. Then I saw the pics of the mourners jumping in the ocean and I was in such awe of them all, how they celebrated Heath's life. I had an appointment at the tattoo shop in my home town and went there with my best friend, had a small tattoo done on my wrist, then sat in the sun, drinking tea with my other friend and her boyfriend and I just felt so relaxed and... I don't know, I guess it was the sun breaking through on the day of Heath's funeral of all days and it felt like Spring that made this day so incredibly special. I will always remember it. I still feel the sadness, but it's not as much at the surface anymore.

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I felt a sense of peace in seeing the photos of the wake, as well, very similar to yours.  While I am mourning the loss last night of my oldest and dearest pet cat, I also have a sense that the clouds are breaking.  The wait to find out what had happened - why he had gone - was excruciating, and now, those questions are all laid to rest, and the mourners have all shed their tears and gone home.  I think somehow, we have gone through this all together - not just Bettermost, but the thousands of others who felt his loss keenly, it was a collective experience, such as we went through at the tragic death of John Lennon, and an earlier generation went through with the assassination of Kennedy, on its own scale.  This is our loss, and this is our mourning, and we have lived through it and learned something.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #792 on: February 10, 2008, 12:31:17 am »
It never even dawned on me until I read this just now, that Heath's funeral is on my birthday...


Oh!  :(

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #793 on: February 10, 2008, 01:49:26 am »
I felt a sense of peace in seeing the photos of the wake, as well, very similar to yours.  While I am mourning the loss last night of my oldest and dearest pet cat, I also have a sense that the clouds are breaking.  The wait to find out what had happened - why he had gone - was excruciating, and now, those questions are all laid to rest, and the mourners have all shed their tears and gone home.  I think somehow, we have gone through this all together - not just Bettermost, but the thousands of others who felt his loss keenly, it was a collective experience, such as we went through at the tragic death of John Lennon, and an earlier generation went through with the assassination of Kennedy, on its own scale.  This is our loss, and this is our mourning, and we have lived through it and learned something.

Very true, Louise.  We've just experienced a mass event of real significance that will always be a part of us.  I'm so sorry to hear about your little cat; I know how hard that is.  I'm picturing her on Heath's lap right now, having a cuddle.  :-*
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #794 on: February 10, 2008, 02:04:41 am »
I went down to the beach this morning, and walked into the water, and looked up to the sky, and said my final farewell to Heath.......

That was my own private way of getting some closure..........Rest in Peace dear Heath......you will never be forgotten......

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #795 on: February 10, 2008, 04:10:40 am »
I went down to the beach this morning, and walked into the water, and looked up to the sky, and said my final farewell to Heath.......

That was my own private way of getting some closure..........Rest in Peace dear Heath......you will never be forgotten......

.......TIME TO GET GOIN' COWBOY...



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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #796 on: February 10, 2008, 07:04:16 am »

I'm actually feeling a little better today. From the moment I woke up this morning I thought of Heath, but I felt more peaceful about it. Then I saw the pics of the mourners jumping in the ocean and I was in such awe of them all, how they celebrated Heath's life. I had an appointment at the tattoo shop in my home town and went there with my best friend, had a small tattoo done on my wrist, then sat in the sun, drinking tea with my other friend and her boyfriend and I just felt so relaxed and... I don't know, I guess it was the sun breaking through on the day of Heath's funeral of all days and it felt like Spring that made this day so incredibly special. I will always remember it. I still feel the sadness, but it's not as much at the surface anymore.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #797 on: February 10, 2008, 12:02:20 pm »
I felt a sense of peace in seeing the photos of the wake, as well, very similar to yours.  While I am mourning the loss last night of my oldest and dearest pet cat, I also have a sense that the clouds are breaking.  The wait to find out what had happened - why he had gone - was excruciating, and now, those questions are all laid to rest, and the mourners have all shed their tears and gone home.  I think somehow, we have gone through this all together - not just Bettermost, but the thousands of others who felt his loss keenly, it was a collective experience, such as we went through at the tragic death of John Lennon, and an earlier generation went through with the assassination of Kennedy, on its own scale.  This is our loss, and this is our mourning, and we have lived through it and learned something.



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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #798 on: February 10, 2008, 12:04:31 pm »

I'm actually feeling a little better today. From the moment I woke up this morning I thought of Heath, but I felt more peaceful about it. Then I saw the pics of the mourners jumping in the ocean and I was in such awe of them all, how they celebrated Heath's life. I had an appointment at the tattoo shop in my home town and went there with my best friend, had a small tattoo done on my wrist, then sat in the sun, drinking tea with my other friend and her boyfriend and I just felt so relaxed and... I don't know, I guess it was the sun breaking through on the day of Heath's funeral of all days and it felt like Spring that made this day so incredibly special. I will always remember it. I still feel the sadness, but it's not as much at the surface anymore.

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Good to hear, Melissa.  {{{{{{{{{{Melissa}}}}}}}}}}

I loved the pictures of the group going into the ocean, too. Then watching the sun set. That was a beautiful tribute to Heath.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #799 on: February 11, 2008, 08:35:44 am »

Some pics of beautiful Cottesloe Beach, where Heath's wake was held, showing the Indiana Tea Rooms.





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