15 years of silence

May 29, 1997 – Jeff Buckley went swimming in the Wolf River, fully clothed, singing the chorus of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. The friend he was with quickly lost sight of him, and his attempts to find him were in vain. Jeff’s body was found on June 4th.

Here he is, reading a New Year’s Prayer which he had written

And here is the closing paragraph from the eulogy that Jeff’s mother gave at the memorial service:

Clearly, this young man touched countless lives with his vitality and humanity. The absence of this being from our little planet is a tragic loss for everyone, if we consider his musical talent alone. Thank God we have the music and his recordings to console us. What we have lost by way of his tenderness and soulfulness is beyond measure, and cannot be replaced…unless, perhaps, each of us makes a Golden Promise to act on his behalf from this day forward. A Golden Promise is one that must never be broken. It is made in one’s heart to another heart that’s just departed this life. Look into your soul and find a Promise you can keep that would make this world a better place, even if just for a moment. Commit “random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty”… demonstrate the courage to follow your bliss.And if, when you go to that silent, certain place in your heart, you find there a Promise you can make that gives you a higher purpose in life, then make the strongest vow you’ve ever made and maybe, just maybe, together we’ll be able to repair the damage done to this lowly little world by the untimely passing of this gentle minstrel.

I will be lighting a candle tonight. 🙂



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4 responses to “15 years of silence

  1. Alina C.

    Salut! Ți-am trimis recent un PM pe forumul SEI și nu sunt sigură dacă s-a direcționat corect către tine. Te rog mult îmi poți da un id/adresă de email.

    • ladyruna

      N’am primit nimic, poti te rog sa mai incerci sa mi’l trimiti o data?

      • Alina C.

        Mulțumesc mult pentru feedback. Am retrimis pm-ul și nu cred că l-ai primit nici de data asta. Anyway, atașez aici mesajul trimis mai devreme.
        Salut, mă numesc Alina. Am găsit întâmplător acest forum (implicit datele tale de contact), fiind interesată de feedback-ul elevilor din liceul Sava despre profesorii de engleză ai acestuia.
        To cut a long story short, caut un profesor de engleză foarte bun pentru a face lecții private. Nu am nicio cunoștință în București care mi-ar putea face ceva recomandări, prin urmare singurul tool pe care-l am la îndemână este net-ul.. Pentru a mă asigura că voi găsi un profesor bun, search-ul meu s-a rezumat la a căuta numele profesorilor de engleză din cele mai bune licee (Sf. Sava, Lazăr, etc.), am nominalizat unul dintre aceștia (Alexandra Florea) și acum încerc să găsesc datele sale de contact (email/tel or smthng) și eventual feedback-ul elevilor.
        So, ar fi m i n u n a t dacă m-ai putea ajuta (știu că e un pic anapoda că nu ne știm și că poate îndrăznesc prea mult, însă o altă soluție nu-mi trece prin minte).

        Mulțumesc anticipat!

  2. ladyruna

    Acum l-am primit, doar ca nu stau 24/7 la calculator, n’am putut sa raspund asa repede. Chestia e ca nu stiu cu ce sa te ajut, pentru ca habar nu am cine este Alexandra Florea…

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