Last week Jeanne’s daughter was visiting her in Reno, Nevada — her daughter was in the kitchen when she heard peals of laughter from Jeanne’s bedroom.
She went into Jeanne’s bedroom to find out what was so funny, and found that Jeanne had passed away at that moment of joy.
Jeanne died laughing.
This moment is deeply moving and beautiful and makes me so curious:
What made Jeanne laugh in that moment of moving from life to death?
I asked our two kids.
Nina suggested: maybe she saw an angel coming from heaven. And the angel made a funny face!
Pinta continued: maybe the angel was naked, and she was both a girl and a boy!
My husband wondered: maybe she was surprised to see who had made it into heaven.
I think, maybe she tasted anew the joyful moments of her life, all at once, and sensed all the joyful moments that her presence in the world seeded into others’ lives.
Like yours and mine.