forever young

paloma, miami, the best dress uptoday, as i left the funeral services, JayZ ‘s ‘forever young’ played softly.  outside the church, the lyrics continued to play in my head.  what exactly is forever young?  is 9,172 days forever young?  those were the days of paloma’s life.  about a week ago, just a month after her 25th birthday, paloma de mazieres was killed in a boating accident. forever and ever, she will be forever young.  she was love and loved.  everyone who spoke at her service affirmed paloma’s zest for life.  paloma lived to the fullest, she embraced life, and she seized every moment.  she lived life.  everyone repeated the unconditional love she gave to all who knew her, and her capacity to forgive anyone who hurt her. paloma was forever young, but wise beyond her years.  i will be reminded, forever in my years, what was said about paloma.  she has touched my life in a most peculiar way…the lyrics play on and she is forever young for thebestdressup now!


About thebestdressup

ciao! thebestdressup is about being the best now in anything/everything and anywhere/everywhere. can this be possible? i will give it a heart and put my heart into it.
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22 Responses to forever young

  1. litadoolan says:

    Iconic music. Hope you feel OK.

  2. ledrakenoir says:

    I believe (although it is hard) that we shouldn’t focus on what we have lost – but focus on what we have been fortunate to meet – that we have been given can never be taken from us again – those who while alive took place in our hearts, they remain there after their passing away – it’s my experience – best wishes from here.

    • ciao! i want my blog to bear a positive outlook and gave much consideration before writing this post. i feel your words and they are so appreciated. with this post i want to put forth that life is but a moment, and at any given moment we are no longer forever, and if we are still here, we certainly are not forever young. although paloma will be forever young, she did leave love behind and that remains with all those that knew her. her funeral was an expression of love…heartfelt thanks for your kind words.

  3. Betty Antoine says:

    I woke up feeling blessed, grateful and happy to see today! It’s the greatest gift…. Many people don’t get to see another day. May her soul live on forever
    Give thanks for life

    • ciao! every day is a renewal and our day of birth of another day…we have our days…and your day is the present. your attitude to be happy to see today is a gift. you touch my heart with your happy and grateful attitude. thank you.

  4. says:

    Thats a sad story yet a very positive outlook !

  5. So sad, very sorry for the loss of your friend. Forever Young.

    • ciao! i thought much about this post as i write only about positives.
      she was a positive and spirited woman and this lives on. i wanted to honour the love she left in all whose life she touched. thank you for your words.

  6. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss – she sounds like a great woman.

  8. Steve says:

    You took a photo at someone’s funeral, that is just wrong.

    • ciao! i thought much before posting…her photo and story had been in the media. that picture was part of her life just as the moment of her birth. that picture reflected the outpour of love extended to someone that was a daughter, a sister, a friend. a woman who loved and was loved. her family asked everyone present to wear white and to celebrate all that she had been. everyone there celebrated paloma’s life…although it was painful and for many devastating, her service vibrated with her contagious exhuberant and positive energy. that moment and her memory is forever now part of me. she would so like this post.

  9. afracooking says:


  10. What a beautiful, hopeful way to view the situation.

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