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When I die, give what is left of me to children.
If you need to cry, cry for your brothers
walking beside you.
Put your arms around anyone and give them 
what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you with something, 
something better than words or sounds. 
Look for me in people I have known and 
loved. 
And if you cannot live without me, then let me 
live on in your eyes, your mind, and your acts
of kindness. 
You can love me most by letting hands touch 
hands and letting go of children that need to 
be free. Love does not die, people do. 
So when all that is left of me is love…
Give me away…

In memory of 
Sister Hilda Marie Sutherland, SSND
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