“Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace on its feet.” ― Anne Lamott
Never was there a life more true of that sentiment than Anna's. She lived every moment as peaceful joy, and now she continues on in joyful peace. She loved us well, and showed us each day what it looked like to spill compassion and delight all over those she crossed paths with. We are all changed for it.
Now comes the time for us to channel our inner Anna. To send strength and nourishment back out into the lives around her, and raise them up. Anna leaves behind a new husband, Quintin, of six short but beautiful weeks, and their two families that carried them until they found each other. Because they loved Anna so tangibly, their needs are many. Here are our immediate goals:
- To remove the financial burden of Anna's resting arrangements from the Clarks and the Clements
- To provide breathing room for Quintin's day to day financial realities and responsibilities while he navigates a return to work and a transition out of their apartment
- To offset Anna's overwhelming medical care costs to the highest degree possible
And why? Because...and we are put on earth a little spacethat we may learn to bear the beams of love- William Blake
This is how we do it. This is when it happens. This is what it is. Learning to love each other and endure love - disruptive, freeing, unearned love - when it shines on us. Let's shine our beams of love on Quintin, the Clarks, and the Clements, and lighten their burdens where we can.
(Funds will be managed by Quintin's father, Thomas, for your PayPal records)