How do we remember and celebrate people who have died, whom we no longer see and touch and take to lunch? Here are a few ideas.
- Journal about five key moments you spent with the person. They could be joyful or painful moments—but they should be important to your own life journey.
- Create a picture or collage of the person. Use color, symbols, pictures from magazines, anything at all.
- Tell a story about the person to someone else. This is especially wonderful when you can tell stories of grandma to the grandkids who never met her, or stories of a dad to the son who is now a teenager and needs to know more about the father he can barely remember.
- Journal a conversation with the person. You can’t take her out to lunch, but you can imagine her across your kitchen table. Have a chat. And don’t be afraid to listen.
Okay, it’s up to you. Welcome the communion of saints!