Padra Memorial Songs and Poems
|Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin||Padra was a big Stephen Schwartz fan ("Wicked", "Godspell", etc). She was a big musical fan in general.
This one one of our favorite songs.
And for those not familiar with "Godspell", the play is a parable about the final days of Christ. I can go into the costuming choices and theatrical style for you in more detail elsewhere. But for now, just enjoy the song. It's very beautiful. And it's fitting, I think.
|Kitan Tataru||I never knew Padra Sedai personally. I can see from photos people have posted that we were both at 5th anni party, but there were a lot of people there and I don't remember talking to her.
But her passing has affected me. How could it not? Even though I never personally hugged her, she was still a part of my extended Tar Valon family.
The day after Mother shared the news that Padra Sedai had passed, I bought an album on iTunes and one of the songs struck me the first time I heard it. The first verse says: "Today I lost a friend of mine - I never even got to say goodbye. I thought we had time to burn, but life is short. You only get one turn."
Immediately I thought of Padra Sedai, her passing, and our community. And I wanted to post this song in this forum a while ago, but I was afraid I would look stupid. But now I'm posting it. Maybe it will touch someone how it touched me, and remind us all that life is short and unpredictable - so we have to live now, and spend time with those we love now, instead of living for some fictional "someday" that is not going to come. Today is "someday."
The song is "Don't Wait" by Addison Road, from their newly released album, Stories.
Today I lost a friend of mine.
|Rienn al'Etyra||Rose of Sharyn
Please feel free to watch this video. It's done by a band named Killswitch Engage. It does have a significant amount of screaming'ish lyrics, and I realize most here probably do not share my taste in music. Therefore, I shall also post the lyrics.
Numb and broken,
I still tear up a tad every time I hear this song. Sure, it makes me feel a little of the pain. That's ok. That's good. It let's me remember I am still human. It made me realize that no matter where I was, or what I was doing, those we love never really leave us. They are always around. We should always remember everything that is right and good in the people we care about. Never forget to say "I love you". The real sorrow in something like this, is there are so many people who don't get the chance to meet these special people, like Padra. I didn't know her nearly as well as I would have liked, but nonetheless, I feel a sense of loss. A sense of loss for myself, for those who never knew her and for the who knew her so much better than I.
Remember, nature seems to give us an indication at one point or another that they are still around us. We shall meet again. Memories never pass, love is everlasting.
In Italian tradition, a farewell in the language of my family: (Italian)
La mano del Creatore rifugio voi, e l'ultimo abbraccio del benvenuto casa madre. (The hand of the Creator shelter you, and the last embrace of the Mother welcome you home.)
Felice casa andando Padra Sedai (Happy home going Padra Sedai)
|Lireina Dormerus t'al`Bearach||One of my favorite songs by them, it always comes to me when someone close passes. I posted the lyrics when Robert Jordan moved on, and it's just as fitting for Padra, I think, who was always a very welcoming and loving person.
There's no one in town I know