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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:43 PM

Family friend Paul Simon performed the Sound of Silence at Victoria Soto's funeral service today

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/nyregion/remembering-the-passion-of-victoria-soto-a-sandy-hook-teacher.html?_r=0
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After the eulogy, a song was offered by a familiar voice: Paul Simon, who performed “The Sound of Silence,” the haunting words capturing the nightmarish nature of how Ms. Soto died and the emptiness her death left behind. A representative for Mr. Simon said, “The Sotos and Simons met through Vicki’s mother and Paul’s sister-in-law, both nurses.”

Relatives and friends, some choking or weeping openly as they spoke, recalled her as a daughter, a sister to three siblings, a cousin and a friend. Ms. Soto was remembered as a young woman with long brown hair, captivating blue eyes and “an infectious laugh,” one who had a passion for gathering her extended family together whenever she could and making relatives laugh with sometimes zany impulsive gestures.
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Reply Family friend Paul Simon performed the Sound of Silence at Victoria Soto's funeral service today (Original post)
malaise Dec 2012 OP
tblue Dec 2012 #1
plethoro Dec 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #3
niyad Dec 2012 #6
niyad Dec 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #8
jsr Dec 2012 #9
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #11
malaise Dec 2012 #16
progressoid Dec 2012 #4
BootinUp Dec 2012 #5
trailmonkee Dec 2012 #10
Journeyman Dec 2012 #12
Fridays Child Dec 2012 #13
blackspade Dec 2012 #14
ReRe Dec 2012 #15

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

1. That's lovely.

I would have absolutely lost it if I'd heard that there.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:53 PM

2. That's great. I still have her picture stapled on my calendar. I hope she is

 

in a better place now.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:55 PM

3. Let me add this

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4zLfCnGVeL4

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:48 AM

7. just watched it again--thank you for reminding me

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:50 AM

8. One of my favorite songs.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:13 AM

9. Desktop URL:

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Response to jsr (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:33 AM

11. Oh you made me cry again...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:55 AM

16. Lovely

Thanks nadin

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:16 AM

4. ...

Listening to that would have done me in.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. Ok

I'm just going to have a cry now.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:33 AM

10. What a neat young lady...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:44 AM

12. What a wonderful gift -- I'll never hear that song again without thinking of her. . .

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:01 AM

13. Such a beautiful gift never...

...should have been called for.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:37 AM

14. K&R

Soto's death along with the others just makes me so sad.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:41 AM

15. A life lived well

Even though she only lived 27 years, she lived it to it's fullest. And if there really is a heaven, she's right there with the other teachers and all the babies. I know there was not dry eye in the entire congregation when Paul sang that song. God rest Vicki and all the other innocents.

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