Ich setzte den Fuß in die Luft,

und sie trug.   Hilde Domin

I set my foot upon the air,

and it carried me.   Hilde Domin

You can shed tears that he has gone,

Or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see all that he's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,

Or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he has gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,

Or you can do what Georg would want:

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.   Dave Harkins

 Wo du bist und wo ich sei,
Ferneweg und nahebei;
Überall und auch indessen
Werd' ich deiner nicht vergessen;
Dein gedenk' ich, still erfreut,
Selbsten in der Einsamkeit;
Ja, im dicksten Publikum
Schwebt mein Geist um dich herum.

Wilhelm Busch 

Es knospt

unter den Blättern

das nennen sie Herbst.

                                                   Hilde Domin