Article - Loving Through
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This article was posted on Dr. Buscaglia's
website the day he died. Written many years ago following the death of
a "special friend" it is as though the author himself is reminding us not
to grieve his death. It also gives good advice for dealing with the death
of a loved one, by remembering "They are not lost." It is used here with
permisson of the director for his website.
Loving Through Death
by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
A short time ago a very special
We had valued and nurtured our
relationship for over thirty years. We had our ups and downs during that
time, but we were determined that nothing would interfere with our ever-growing
friendship. I think often of the wonderful, crazy experiences we
had together, of the many changes each of us went through and of the deep
sharing which bonded us for life.
I know for certain that we never
lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in
every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible
imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have
been enriched by having shared their love.
Though some day we all have to part
with those we love, they are not lost. We are always better for having
loved. In this way, love transcends even death.
To quote Thomas Campbell [and a
version of one of my favorite quotes]
To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not
This article also underscores the
feelings and emotions from the poem I wrote, In
Memory of You
Last updated July 2, 1998
Loving Through Death is excerpted from Dr Buscaglia's book, Born
for Love: Reflections on Loving, copyright ©
1992, Leo F. Buscaglia. For more information on Dr. Buscaglia visit his
website at The World of Dr. Leo
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