April 9, 2019
BILL THOMPSON III
March 3, 1962 - March 25, 2019
As you are all aware by now, our beloved Bill died fifteen days ago following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. As a final Caring Bridge entry, I'd like to share with you his final entry in his personal journal. Something tells me he intended for me to find this and share it with you! It sums up his beautiful, deep-yet-whimsical spirit perfectly, I think.
Our dear friend Shila Wilson often reminded Bill in his last months that our earthly bodies are just our "meat suit", and that the real person lives inside. That real person goes on living long after the meat suit has worn out from sickness or old age. Meat suits were not made to last forever, but our spirits - our real-life energy - was created to last for all eternity.
Thank you for following Bill's journey from this life to the next.
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Here is Bill's final journal entry, "Meat Suit".
Written in his hand on March 13, 2019, just twelve days before he died.
Here I am in my meat suit
It fits me kind of loosely
The outer skin holds everything in
The blood, the bones, the juices.
You're living in a meat suit too
It's just like mine but different
You may have curves or longer arms
But your meat suit is magnificent!
On the day you're born your life energy
Slips into your body
On the day you die that energy leaves
But that's not the end of the party.
~Bill Thompson III, March 13, 2019