It's hard to believe this lovely lady has left the earth. Phyllis White. And isn't that a Cosmopolitan?
Yep. Phyllis White, Cosmo Girl.
Wise, funny, gracious, kind.
Her daughter and her son-in-law reflected on her life, her personality, and her kindness in church today, and you can read their thoughts and one of Phyllis's poems in The Reflecting Pool. This poem was about the loss of another member of the congregation, so there was a shared mourning here today.
And a lovely lightness, full of singing and laughter, too.
During church, a grumble of thunder, and a soft and needed rain. Followed by sunlight...for those who like to have a Sunday afternoon Cosmo on the deck.
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I've been an encyclopedia editor, a poetry editor, an actor and director, a library clerk, and an assistant professor of English. Now I'm a freelancer, work part time in a library, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.