I think that everyone in our DWB community has been shaken to the core by the news of Klaus's passing. While I did not know Lulu and Klaus and their lovable 'Dale Bogie very well, my heart went out to Lulu as she shared her experiences over the past few weeks. She opened her life up to us and we opened our hearts up to her and Klaus.
In these shared moments, it became very clear. Klaus had a wonderful life. He was loved by an incredible, funny, gorgeous woman who was his soulmate. He lived surrounded by beauty. He found joy in Bogie's antics. He was rich in family and friends.
We should all be so fortunate. His was a life worth celebrating. So in the days to come, let's all be a bit kinder, a bit more patient, laugh a bit louder, hug a moment longer...and smile.
Smile though your heart is aching;
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
You'll see the sun come shining through for you.
That's the time, you must keep on trying,
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is so worthwhile,
If you just smile.