Lillian B. Rubin
January 13, 1924 - June 17, 2014
You were beautiful at 19 and at 90. You gave me strength, courage & love. Being your daughter wasn't always easy, but what a fantastic journey these 65 years have been.
I cry knowing we'll never talk & laugh together again. Then I laugh about the silly stuff you & I shared & all your funny loving quirks. Then I read just one more email from yet another person whose life you touched deeply, about why you were important, about how deeply you were loved & about your pride & joy in me - and I reach for the telephone to share the wonderful words with you. At those moments, reality sets in. And while I'll never again be able to share the love & the pain, the triumphs & defeats, the joys & sorrow with you on this earth, I know you hear me.
As we all mourn in our various ways, we take comfort knowing you died as you wanted - in your home, in your bed, with dignity, living independently until the end. It's now our challenge to celebrate your life by living our own with the courage, tenacity & principles with which you lived yours.
With great love I say goodbye from this world to the best mom & my best friend...
|Lillian Rubin lives and works in San
Francisco. She is an internationally
known writer and lecturer, who has
published twelve books over the last
For more about her writing click
Most recently Dr. Rubin turned her
creative energies to painting. For her
thoughts about this transition click
On Becoming an Artist
For photos of her paintings click the
Acrylic, 22" x 28"