Our voices intermingle as the music unites us, making us one, as it so often does.
I draw a breath. Counting slowly. One, two, three.
And then we set it free, each of us releasing the final affirmation that concludes the song.
As we sing this last note, I wish that it could ring on for eternity.
Because when it fades, so the hymn finishes, and your funeral reaches its end.
And my life without you must begin.