The following work by H.S. Holland, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, was read by Saralyn Chesnut at the July 22, 2001 memorial service at Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta.

Death is nothing at all; I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you; whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used.
Put no difference in little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it always was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity.
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
just around the corner...
All is well.

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