I AM NOT LEAVING!
Moments later [May 30, 1958] they carried Him towards the door to the plane. We followed the lift chair. Ruth* was trying to walk fast; she said to me: I want to touch Baba just once more twice she said it.
We were far behind but we pushed forward. Baba knew. He had the men carrying Him pause for just one moment, dear Ruthie reached Him touched His shoulder from the back and they took the Beloved to the plane.
I stood alone watching for a long time. Baba suddenly appeared in the door of the plane, gave one last gesture of farewell, and smiled His smile of smiles, gestured: Isn't it wonderful? I am not leaving!
*Ruth White, devoted follower of Meher Baba. At His directive she came to Myrtle beach to live with Elizabeth and Kitty to the ripe age of one hundred.
LETTERS OF LOVE FOR MEHER BABA, Jane B. Haynes, p. 63
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