and i mean, i didn't really crash some random strangers funeral... i went with my girlfriend who didn't want to go alone (totally don't blame her at all. funerals alone SUCK!!!)
what i found the most interesting though, since i obviously didn't know the person who had passed... was that it doesn't really matter if i knew her or not.
human emotion is human emotion, no matter what.
people expressing how wonderful and amazing an individual was- is so touching regardless of who it's coming from, and who it's about. i found myself in awe of how many lives one life can affect. and how deeply one person can affect another.
human life is human life. people touch each other every single day. and we are so blessed when we have others in our lives who give us so much positivity, encouragement and love.
i found myself bawling at one point during the service because an ex-student got up to speak about his old teacher. he talked about how he had never expected a caucasian teacher to take such an interest in an african american child, during a time when racial tensions and issues divided a nation. he was moved by her. he was inspired by her. he said she made him feel less like a student and more like family. he didn't know why she chose him, all he knew was that he was so incredibly grateful she had. he credited her with giving him the courage to be who he is today... for inspiring his fearlessness... for taking chances...
i was beyond moved.
i was inspired by his words. his emotions. his being.
and i found myself hoping that someone would be able to say something half as nice as that about me when i leave this earth.
we never know what kind of profound impact someone may have on us.
we never know what kind of impact we can have on another.
i say we go out and impact each other with magic! :)