Marshall changed many people and many things before he took his hands away. Ray Bradbury’s words are far more sufficient than my own: “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said.
A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made.
Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die,
and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do,
he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into
something that’s like you after you take your hands away.”
Janice and Audie Thompson planted a Memorial Tree
| April 22, 2020
Our hearts go out to you and yours. May you find peace in the coming days.