An introduction to Teresa's Eulogy.
After Cameron’s funeral celebrations, many people asked us for copies of our eulogies. This post is an introduction to the eulogy Teresa read at Cameron’s funeral celebrations. Cam always had a lot to say, but he couldn’t always find the words, especially in the last couple of years of his life. Teresa often acted as Cameron’s “translator”, helping him understand his own thoughts, and helping him find the words to say what he wanted to say. It was important to Cameron that the things we shared at his funeral were helpful to people in their grief. Teresa’s eulogy was her translation of the things she knew Cameron wanted his loved ones to know. This post is an introduction to those things, with links to Teresa’s translations and explanations for each one.
There were five things Cameron wanted to say (click on each to read):
Kindness and tree planting are the answers to almost every question
One of Cameron’s favourite writers was Viktor Frankl. Cameron often saved quotes that resonated with him, and made notes or highlights to do some writing around it which was a big part of how he processed his journey. I had thought that he never got around to specifically writing about this, but when I found the quote again amongst our shared work, it is clear that the themes are present in much of his other work.
“A life of short duration could be so rich in joy and love that it could contain more meaning than a life lasting eighty years. We cannot, after all, judge a biography by its length, by the number of pages in it; we must judge by the richness of the contents…Sometimes the ‘unfinisheds’ are among the most beautiful symphonies.”
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