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Marianne Christina Hills
June 3, 1954 – November 5, 2007

Om mani padme hum I bow to the jewel in the lotus
Om ami dewa hrih Diety of endless light
Om vajra sattva hum May you open the gates of samsara
A a ha sha sa ma And purify my mother’s life

Goodbye, Mommy.


21 Responses to “Thou Shalt Go On Thy Way, Calm and Serene”

  1. on 05 Nov 2007 at 11:19 amAmanda

    My condolences to you and your family.

  2. on 05 Nov 2007 at 11:59 amChandra

    I am so sorry for your loss, and glad that she had you with her for the end. Words don’t do enough, but I am so very sorry.

  3. on 05 Nov 2007 at 12:10 pmElisabeth Van Every

    You are in our thoughts–all of you. On all levels.

    There are no good words for any of this.

  4. on 05 Nov 2007 at 12:28 pmStax

    May she travel with peace, free from pain and worries, knowing that she leaves love and takes love with her.

    I am so sorry, sweetie. And I am so sad, too. The world is a shabbier place without her. I liked her very much, the times I met her.

    You do not weep alone, even if I can not be there with you physically.

  5. on 05 Nov 2007 at 1:33 pmGenevieve Williams

    My condolences.

  6. on 05 Nov 2007 at 1:58 pmLorian Taylor

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know this has been an incredibly hard time and I wish you peace and strength.

    I just got to meet her the one time, but I liked her.

    Hopefully you got my email address along with this?

    Remember your bracelet and breathe.

  7. on 05 Nov 2007 at 2:01 pmMegan

    I’m so sorry, Kel. I know I’m probably not the first person you would think to contact, but I will always be here if you need someone to yell at or talk to, or whatever.

    “O ye Conquerors and your Sons, abiding in the Ten Directions,
    O ye ocean-like Congregation of the All-Good Conquerors, the Peaceful and the Wrathful,
    O ye Gurus and Devas, and ye Dākinīs, the Faithful Ones,
    Hearken now out of great love and compassions:
    Obeisance, O ye assemblage of Gurus and Dākinīs;
    Out of your great love, lead us along the Path.”

  8. on 05 Nov 2007 at 2:37 pmRachael

    We’re thinking of you, dear heart.

  9. on 05 Nov 2007 at 2:54 pmPaulina

    I’m very, very sorry for your loss.

    I know what a hard time it’s been for you… I can’t imagine the near future will be much better, so I wish you lots of continued strength and the freedom to mourn in whatever way you see fit.

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

  10. on 05 Nov 2007 at 2:57 pmKristen

    I promised myself not to stay quiet just because I don’t know what the right thing to say is. You and your family have been in my heart and thoughts all year.

    Grief is hard. I wish you soft tissues, warm hands to hold and comforting hugs, and someday soon, peace.

  11. on 05 Nov 2007 at 3:30 pmLyndsey

    My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

  12. on 05 Nov 2007 at 4:23 pmLizzy

    I wish I was with you to hold you. You and yours are in my heart.

    May you have the strength, grace, and peace you need.


  13. on 05 Nov 2007 at 4:26 pmGarrett

    I don’t suppose the closure makes it feel any better. :\

    Peace and love to your family as you set about celebrating her life.

  14. on 05 Nov 2007 at 4:35 pmdeb

    My love and deep sympathy to you and yours.

  15. on 05 Nov 2007 at 5:36 pmCynthia

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this emotional time.

  16. on 05 Nov 2007 at 9:24 pmirisira

    As Garrett said above, regarding closure: I know it doesn’t.

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  17. on 05 Nov 2007 at 11:19 pmLBN

    In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

    May angels lead you into Paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your coming and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may you have eternal rest.

  18. on 06 Nov 2007 at 1:53 amTracy (victorianrose23)

    Sweetheart, my heart and my thoughts are with you. I wish there was something I could do for you and your family.

  19. on 12 Nov 2007 at 2:50 amMichelle (perpetua54)

    Oh my–just catching up. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother was born the same year I was–this caught me off guard.

    You are in my thoughts.

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