A Kind and Gentle Day
As an event planner…the toolbox is much the same for wedding and funeral coordination. As many people know, I coordinated all the details of Kate Spade’s funeral in June and yesterday I worked from home to allow me to watch the pageantry of President Bush’s funeral. The absolute perfect execution and juggling of a zillion moving parts…just knocks me over.
Both weddings and funerals are what I reference as “Life Chapter Moments,” i.e. “life” will be different from this day forward. A new chapter is about to be written.
State Funerals are the ultimate of our nation’s “respect” and Lord knows we could use a double dose of that in our relationships with other people. Yesterday, brought that virtue onto a world watching stage.
My “Bush Brush” was limited to a luncheon to which Mrs. Laura Bush invited Kansas authors, as her platform was all about literacy for our children. We spoke very briefly and I handed her a signed copy of one of my books. She acted like it was a National Treasure. Who knows if she read it on the way home? But so very, very gracious.
I extol my daughters all the time, “Please don’t be of that growing group that is quick to ask; and slow to thank.” Reverse the flow.
Thank you to the Bush family for presenting our nation in it’s best possible light today. Actually today, I think we have indeed the thousand points of light. MJN