Judith Anne Solomon
(1943 - 2007)

Judith Anne Solomon
Nickname: Judy

New Jersey, United States of America
April 25, 1943

Texas, United States of America
December 22, 2007

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Another year since your passing, Beloved. I love you now, and I'll love you forever.
S W (friend)
December 22nd, 2015

And tomorrow the sun will shine again
And on the way which I shall follow
She will unite us again lucky ones
As all around us the earth breathes in the sun.
Slowly, silently, we will climb down
To the wide beach and the blue waves.
In silence, we will look in each other's eyes
And the mute stillness of happiness will sink upon us.
December 22nd, 2014
When I too long have looked upon your face,
Wherein for me a brightness unobscured
Save by the mists of brightness has its place,
And terrible beauty not to be endured,
I turn away reluctant from your light,
And stand irresolute, a mind undone,
A silly, dazzled thing deprived of sight
From having looked too long upon the sun.
Then is my daily life a narrow room
In which a little while, uncertainly,
Surrounded by impenetrable gloom,
Among familiar things grown strange to me
Making my way, I pause; and feel, and hark,
Till I become accustomed to the dark.
December 22nd, 2014
And you as well must die, belovèd dust,
And all your beauty stand you in no stead;
This flawless, vital hand, this perfect head,
This body of flame and steel, before the gust
Of Death, or under his autumnal frost,
Shall be as any leaf, be no less dead
Than the first leaf that fell,–this wonder fled,
Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost.
Nor shall my love avail you in your hour.
In spite of all my love, you will arise
Upon that day and wander down the air
Obscurely as the unattended flower,
It mattering not how beautiful you were,
Or how belovèd above all else that dies.
December 22nd, 2014
Loving you and remembering everything on this 7th anniversary of your passing. I love you forever.
December 22nd, 2014
Beloved friend, remembering you with love on your 71st birthday.
April 25th, 2014
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

--W.B. Yeats
March 19th, 2014
Remembering you, Beloved, this evening and tomorrow on your Yahrzeit. Zichronah livrachah.
December 15th, 2013
Remembering you this Memorial Day, beloved friend, and thanking God for you.
May 27th, 2013
Happy 70th birthday, my beloved friend.
Sandy Wenner (friend)
April 25th, 2013
Mourner's Kaddish
(A Prayer from the Living)

I send you on with love in my heart,
Crying tears of joy for the life you have lived.
Praising the Source of Life for connecting our lives,
I send you on to the next life.

I send me on the way you lived,
Embracing who you were, not the space that you leave.
Praising the Source of Life for allowing us to love,
I send you on to the next life.

I send you on without fear.
I will not curse or rend my garments.
Praising the Source of Life for granting us time,
I send you on to the next life.

I send you on with praise,
Singing songs of joy for all creation.
Praising the Source of Life giving us life,
I send you on to the next life.

I send you on with libations and toasts,
Drinking to health and drinking to life.
Praising the Source of Life for giving us words to share,
I send you on to the next life.

I send you on with stones, not flowers.
I will not add death to death.
Praising the Source of Life for all creation,
I send you on to the next life.

--OneShul Community Siddur
Sandy Wenner (Friend)
December 21st, 2012
Such an inspiration in my life. I miss you, Judy. You left me much richer in many ways. It was a gift to be your student and friend.
My love to you as so many memories come to me.
Denise Lamb (friend)
March 16th, 2012
"Like the stars by day, our beloved dead are not seen by mortal eyes. Yet they shine on for ever; theirs is eternal peace. Let us be thankful for the companionship that continues in a love stronger than death. Sanctifying the name of God, we do honor to their memory."
--Gates of Prayer, 1975.

Memorial Day 2011
Sandy Wenner (Friend)
May 30th, 2011
Today would have been your 68th birthday, dearest friend. You are greatly loved and sorely missed.
Sandy Wenner (friend)
April 25th, 2011
Oh, she was beautiful in every part!--
The auburn hair that bound the subtle brain;
The lovely mouth cut clear by wit and pain,
Uttering oaths and nonsense, uttering art
In casual speech and curving at the smart
On startled ears of excellence too plain
For early morning!--Obit. Death from strain;
The soaring mind outstripped the tethered heart.
Yet here was one who had no need to die
To be remembered. Every word she said,
The lively malice of the hazel eye
Scanning the thumb-nail close--oh, dazzling dead,
How like a comet through the darkening sky
You raced!. . . would your return were heralded.

--Edna St. Vincent Millay
Sandy Wenner (friend)
March 13th, 2011
Judy had more integrity than anyone I have ever known. She was a gentle, genuine woman who quietly lived her values and her faith. Her lectures in music theory and form and analysis of music were not only engaging and insightful, but notable for her infusion of dry wit.

There's much about her I don't know, but I remember random things about Judy after spending 4 years in her company at TCU. Small things, like how she loved pickled watermelon rinds, devilled eggs and brownies with no nuts. She hated green Life Savers (This whispered to me, sotto voce, at the beginning of a chamber recital as she had just popped one into her mouth. Her pleasure at my struggles to regain my composure after hearing that quip was memorable.)

There are many other memories I'm blessed to be able to treasure after knowing her those brief few years, and I carry the memories of her kindness, her friendship and her gentleness with me all these many years later. My one regret is that our time in each other's company was so very brief. There's much I would have shared with her, and many things I would have enjoyed discussing and laughing over with her.

Judy loved attending concerts, and she often went East to visit family and take in musical events in New York City. She enjoyed the Mostly Mozart Festival. Her students and other friends remember her steady, gentle presence at their concerts and recitals. Judy was always there, in her quiet way, lending support and a gentle, steadying strength. Judy, you were far more special than you ever realized.

While I can't say I know her favorite composer, she did love Schubert's Impromptu in G flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3. She was a brilliant pianist and occasionally graced her theory and form students with Chopin, Schubert, Bach and others. But it was as an accompanist that Judy felt most at home. Like Gerald Moore and Norman Shetler, Judy made accompanying an art and gave her students an appreciation of the rewards and challenges of this unique role in the world of music performance.

Rest in peace, beloved friend and teacher. I thank God for the gift of your friendship.
Sandy Wenner (Friend)
February 1st, 2009
DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Sandy Wenner (Friend)
December 28th, 2008
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"Hear now the secret of the silver rose: Never in the heart of a loving God will we be parted, one from the other-- not ever, my dear."
Sandy Wenner
April 25th, 2013
"'Yet here was one who had no need to die to be remembered.' --Millay"
March 14th, 2011
"She "has outsoared the shadow of our night""
March 5th, 2011
"Into paradise may the angels lead thee; and at thy coming may the martyrs receive thee, and bring thee into the holy city Jerusalem."
July 15th, 2010
""And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.""
Sandy Wenner
December 5th, 2008


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