The last funeral…

A quote from a blog I read in the rabbit room… Very fitting for Christmas

“…And then Ben Shive would sing what is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite songs–a song about death called “A Last Time For Everything”–which he introduced each night by talking about how he realized that one day there would be a last funeral.

“It will be like any other funeral. Nobody in attendance will know it, but it will be the last one. And I like thinking that this is how death will pass from existence: with no fanfare to dignify its passing.”

And then with a touch of his fingers to the piano that is distinctly his, he would sing one of the saddest and loveliest melodies I’ve heard.

“You need to look death in the eye, in the eye…
You need to see that he’s afraid to die, he’s afraid to die
But you my love…

You’re going to wake up soon
In your lonely room
To the sound of a singing bird
Throw the curtains back
To find your bags already packed
And the cab is at the curb

And like a bad dream
Unreal in the morning light
So will the world seem
When you see it in the mirror for the last time

There is a last time, a last time for everything”

Merry Christmas everyone!

Have you ever stopped to think about these words?

Hail the heaven born Prince of Peace.
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings!
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that men no more may die!
Born to raise the sons of earth.
Born to give them second birth.
Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”