Rest In the Clouds

Thank you for sharing this moving story, Misifusa. When I saw that it was 22:21 minutes long, I hesitated to watch it, as like most others I have a lot to do today. I’d have missed something very special if I’d not decided to stop and experience all of the love, beauty, joy, and inspiration it contained. Zach Sobiech was a very special person indeed. As are his family and friends. There were so many magical moments crammed into this video, and so much to learn about life, living, and love. I have a natural affinity for Zach. Perhaps it is because we share some things in common. Early in the video I was surprised to see that Zach had a long scar on the side of his chest. I recognized it, as I have two similar scars–one on each side–from the surgeries I had a month apart for my collapsed lungs. The other is that we’re both songwriters. I love how he said that songwriting is a way of expressing himself without having to burden anyone. Thank you for the way you’ve made the world better by being in it, Zach. I have no doubt that your spirit lives on.

Misifusa's Blog


Meet Zach Sobiech

We are all shining stars in this world.  Sometimes we don’t realize the impact we can make if we just let go and embrace who we are!  Being a conduit of love, happiness and peace ~ sharing of ourselves ~ multiplies this gift to infinity and beyond.  Last night I read about the passing of Zach and found the video below about him.  If you have a few minutes, be inspired by his life and the way he spent his last days.  Zach turned to music to remind his family of  how much he loved them!  Doesn’t it make you think about the legacy you leave behind?

Rest in Peace May 20, 2013

Age 18, from  Osteosarcoma

Singer, Songwriter, Inspirational Soul

Get out of your comfort zone and…

Shine On!


I just read the Daily Prompt and the songs sung by the extraordinary young man above…

View original post 162 more words

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Rest In the Clouds

  1. mimijk says:

    I was very moved by this as well..

  2. russtowne says:

    Thank you for letting me know that it resonated for you too, Mimi.

  3. Lady Lovely says:

    Russ, a wonderful share. Thank you. This touched my heart dearly.

  4. Russ, I’m honored that you reblogged this as I loved it as well! Thank you! Big hugs ♥

  5. gita4elamats says:

    Loved it, reblogged it, too! 🙂

  6. Sometimes I will not watch videos either if too long…but tonight I watched…and it just warmed my heart..not that he passed away but his attitude and love shared during his most difficult days…with so many… including the ones who saw this….Diane

  7. cried buckets of tears, so moved by this video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s