A special person that I and many others knew and loved just died suddenly, unexpectedly. She simply, constantly, unflinchingly radiated love and light to all. I feel her love still, and will never stop feeling it. It has been a very emotional and tearful time because she so loved and already deeply missed, but just because she is "gone" does not mean that her light went out. She is still a beautiful shining light and a brilliant star.
"Wert thou to attain but a dewdrop of the crystal waters of divine knowledge,
thou wouldst readily realize that true life is not the life of the flesh,
but the life of the spirit.
For the life of the flesh is common to man and animals,
whereas the life of the spirit is possesed only by the pure in heart
who have quaffed from the ocean of faith
and partaken of the fruit of certitude.
This life knoweth no death,
and this existence is crowned by immortality"
from the Baha'i Sacred Writings