Featured in the leading widow/er magazine, Pathfinder, Paul Formica describes his personal story of loss and how this inspired him to wade into Argentine Tango. We all experience different ups and downs throughout our lives and sometimes holding this in is the first reaction. Having the interconnected and supportive community allows people to have the courage to voice their losses and help to heal.
“I’m trying to move on to the next step. We’re getting stronger as a family. I’m finding that the hole that was created with this loss gets filled with love and laughter. I’m able to have this relationship with my children that I wouldn’t have had. Until I get to the other side I won’t understand what God’s will with this thing was. When you stop to think about it, life’s pretty good, but I miss my buddy,” Paul said.
Remember great memories. Cherish every moment. Being with and around family is important. And we should celebrate life! For we are lucky God gave us these opportunities. A soothing poem that can help us all heal is below by the poet e.e. cummings.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings;and of the gay
great happening ilimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no
of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
e.e. cummings 1894 - 1962