Everything must bend
for life's a mistress demanding
and favors not.
by Margaret Bednar, April 22, 2013
This is a lune poem introduced to me at Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's. Lune poems are a minimal thought reverberating with maximum effect. For further info on the form, click on link.
Everyone bears a cross, all bend to life's demands, one way or another. Some do it with incredible grace and become a beacon of hope for a very, very long time.
I have been thinking about Annette Funicello who died of Multiple Sclerosis last week. HERE is her website. There is a video titled "Annette's Story" on her front page and can be accessed there.
HERE is a version with all the parts merged together. It is about 30 minutes, and I found the second half especially moving. Her grace, strength, and class shine throughout and is a positive message I will carry within me forever. This sounds rather dramatic, but for various reasons it really touched me.
I also linked this with IGWRT's Open Link Monday.