by: nannyboz

Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 18:00:46 PM EST

GMB02 left this world shortly after noon today.

This is a link to the diary with info about funeral arrangements for anyone in the area or anyone who can attend.

Very sad, but he is at peace.

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RIP GMB02 | 11 comments
Our hearts go out to Bill (commonmass) and both families. (2.00 / 24)

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

So sorry to hear this (2.00 / 21)

Prayers for him and the family.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013

A few months ago the story of (2.00 / 21)
Bill and Terun was such a happy joyous one. And, now, just a few short months later...So sad.  

oh no (2.00 / 19)
rest in peace.  

Me too bjm... I thought he might make it. He'd had enough. (2.00 / 18)
Thankfully they got to say goodbye to one another.  So sad.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Mary Oliver's "When Death Comes" (2.00 / 18)

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps his purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox;

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering;
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth
tending as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
I think GMB02 did not simply visit this world. Blessings on him and on all who loved him.  

I love Mary Oliver and hadn't known (2.00 / 17)
this poem. Thank you so much for this.

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Rest in peace, GMB (2.00 / 15)
A toast to Terun, who made a difference.  

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

geez, that's incredibly sad. (2.00 / 15)
{{{{commonmass}}}} seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.

((((((((((((commonmass))))))))))) (2.00 / 14)
hoping for strength and the knowledge that GMB02 is now on a new journey, into the vast universe to which we all return.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

RIP GMB02 | 11 comments

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