“I think that when the dust settles, we will realize how little we need, how very much we actually have, and the true value of human connection.”

—Author Unknown

Marvin Demp

On March 7 at 1:47 a.m., my father Marvin passed on to be with my mom and other loved ones in Heaven. The morning of his passing, I asked Google to play some of his favorite songs. A direct message came from my dad when “Cheek to Cheek” played — it begins with the words, “Heaven, I’m in Heaven…”.

As we cried and celebrated the life of this wonderful man, my family, friends, and the many loving and generous caregivers who supported him experienced the value and joy of our many human connections.


What are some of your stories of extraordinary and simple moments of human connection? How can you more fully embrace the richness these moments offer you each and every day?


4 thoughts on “

  1. This is a great quote Barry, and so very true!
    I celebrate that your father is in a better place with your mom, but mourn the loss of him being in your daily life.

  2. Hi Barry,

    Your dad was a wonderful person and the times when I saw him he always had smile on his face and a polite, positive comment to say.

    Vicki and I are truly sorry for your loss.

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