Originally published March 29, 2015
Did we ever decide, my dear,
What it was that makes a mind?
These last several days, with you
Sometimes intense and sometimes numb.
Moments uplifting, some devastating
And forever to be remembered.
Who were you, my dear,
That I loved you so?
What bit of cosmic consciousness
Merged our paths and bound us so?
Our journey together was both
Long and short, too short.
Heart-wrenching & beautiful
Sometimes stormy, always passionate.
So where, my dear
Have you gone?
Are you off exploring
Your beloved universe?
Arguing with God
As you often did here?
Don’t wander too far,
But if you do
I’ll meet you someday
Deep in the heart of a nearby nebula
Where bright and shining stars
Are born from the dust of yesterdays.
To my beloved shining star, Douglas C. Dorrough
January 13, 1927 ~ March 29, 2015
There is a memorial site devoted to my husband and his life accomplishments. If you stumble on and knew him, there are ideas to leave something in his name.