Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ashley Drew, 26

And when great souls die, 
after a period peace blooms, 
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of 
soothing electric vibration. 
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us, 
They existed. They existed. 
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed. 

~ Maya Angelou, excerpt from "When Great Trees Fall"

In 26 years, she gave countless people so much and taught thousands of us about faith and hope and the will to never give up. She was loved and she loved in return, and she made beautiful music with lungs that couldn't keep up with how strong she was. Tomorrow, Ashley Drew's family and friends will gather to celebrate her life. 

Click HERE for Portland Press Herald article on Ashley, and HERE for another. 

No comments:

Post a Comment