At times of despair and sadness, and when words fail us or seem inadequate, we often turn to those authors whose writings may touch our hearts. I offer this quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery with the hope that it will offer some solace:
In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night. And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrow) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend… I shall never leave you.
They will never leave us, but will shine their light into our lives always — until we meet again.