This was read at my Great Grandmother’s funeral quite a few years ago…and I think it’s beautiful.
“Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you; It was but yesterday, we met in a dream. You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I, of your longings have built a tower in the sky. But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. The noontide is upon us and our half-waking has turned to fuller day, and we must part. If, in the twilight of memory,we should meet once more, we shall speak again together, and you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky.”
– Kahlil Gibran