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jducoeur
Just read dervishspin's Eulogy post, and it occurs to me that this is the disadvantage of winging it. I didn't actually write mine down -- indeed, I was rewriting it in my head every time I rehearsed it, and what came out was different from any of those practice runs -- so I don't know exactly what I said. (I do know that actually delivering it was the only time I succeeded in getting all the way through it without completely breaking down. Oddly, speaking at full voice seems to have helped.)

I may try to reconstruct it here. Or not -- while it's against my usual instincts, part of me thinks it's better to just let it ethereally drift on the winds...
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There are times when the memory of an event, with its added fuzziness, is superior to a recording.
Some happenings I'll photograph, and some I won't: I am of the opinion that the age of painted portraits allowed people a gentler memory than do clear-as-day photos.


Fuzziness, and layers of meaning. Each of us brought our own experiences with Mark and Jane to the funeral, and I know some of them gave the eulogy extra meaning for me.

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