For Mimi

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Travis Cody in

You'll find a bit of frivolity if you scroll down. But this space is for Mimi, and for her daddy, who passed yesterday morning.

The Beyond and the Before

Far into the future is a moment we cannot see
Beyond is a vastness we cannot know
Before is the life we must live

Intertwined are the beyond and before
Like a sunset blends with horizon's wave
Different as night from day
Yet without the one is the other pointless

All that begins shall soon end
And in ending begin afresh

Mimi's Daddy (26 November 1933 - 27 October 27 2009)

The moon is full.
Run the bases, Sir.
Run the bases.


  1. I'm very sorry to hear it.

  1. Desert Songbird says:

    Made me miss my daddy all over again.

    I'm glad we were "with" Mimi when she went through this.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    How thoughtful of you to do this for Mimi Trav, bless you.

    I am so fortunate to still have my Daddy.

  1. Bond says:

    Lovely Sir...

    Knowing we made it easier and helped keep her afloat made me happy

  1. Linda says:

    Very nicely done, Travis, and I'm sure that Mimi truly appreciates it.

  1. Very nice and thoughtful Travis but that is just you!

  1. Dianne says:

    my deepest condolences to Mimi and her family

  1. That was lovely, Trav. I am glad we were as well, Desert. I hope it helped her.

  1. Travis says:

    Thank you all for your thoughts.

  1. To see my daddy's picture here above his beloved Tarheels emblem mixed with this poem that you know I love so much....I am a good cleansing peaceful way.... and I know his light and the unique laughter he brought to so many with his dry wit and wisdom shines on.

    I am far from comprehending what took place this week but I know I couldn't have made it half as steady without my awesome peace bee friends.

    Thank you everyone for your kind words.

    Trav, I will treasure this post.

  1. Julie says:

    Oh Travis...beautifully done. You are a wonderful man. Thanks for being a Bee! **winks**

  1. Travis, I've been avoiding popping over to Mimi's blog because I didn't want to read these words.

    But you eased me into it with this beautiful post. Now I'll get brave and head over.

  1. Kanani says:

    Ah, so sorry. What a difficult time. Condolences, Mimi.

  1. jennifer says:

    Knowing that Mimi was going through such a tough time was heart breaking. But also knowing that her friends were there for her in such a powerful way... well that was an inspiration.

    Beautifully done Travis, on all accounts.

  1. How good of you Travis, to post this memorial to Mimi's father...