July 2, 2015 admin

Eulogy: Corinne Giunta

by Corinne Giunta

Age 67. Beacon, New York

Corinne lived a life that will seem familiar to a lot of women.  She grew up in a 1950s suburban neighborhood, married her college/soldier boyfriend and had two daughters.  She never quite had a plan of life, but faced her purpose in life day by day, responding to family and others as the situations arose, hopefully with patience, understanding and a sense of humor.  But not always.   I know that sometimes, in looking back, Corinne felt she missed “learning experiences” with her children because she didn’t have a truly organized philosophy of child rearing.  But ask her children and they will say they never noticed a lack of direction.  Nor did anyone else.  Corinne touched many lives by volunteering to help out in different causes.  No, not political causes.  That wasn’t her thing.   She was drawn to people causes such as literacy and homelessness.   No lofty purpose, just plain living with an emphasis on trying to get it right.

No lofty purpose, just plain living with an emphasis on trying to get it right.

My Reflection

I am hesitant about declaring any insight into life’s purpose mainly because I don’t know yet.  Like many children of the 60s era I investigated meditation, yoga, religion, and metaphysics in general, you know, New Age stuff.  I got confused.  Gave it all up.  So I guess none of that helped.  But there came a time in my 60s (the age) when I realized that I had lost a lot and didn’t replace it.  I lost the feeling that there is a higher force in the universe and a belief in some overriding philosophy that could guide me.  In other words, I lost my soul.  Now it would be nice to tell you that I found it, but don’t hold your breath.  So the search continues but any talk of purpose makes me uncomfortable.  This eulogy is the closest I can come so thanks for asking.  OK, I will go so far as to say that maybe the search is the purpose.  There, I said it.

So the search continues but any talk of purpose makes me uncomfortable.  This eulogy is the closest I can come so thanks for asking.  OK, I will go so far as to say that maybe the search is the purpose.  There, I said it.

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