In Memorium

At this crossroads, we must part, for now you must travel a road that I cannot.  I enjoyed your company and valued your wisdom for the part of the journey we did share. I learnt from your examples many life lessons and treasure your friendship.  Even though I knew the fork in the road was coming, it is hard to say goodbye.  It is said that all roads lead to the same destination, and I hope one day to catch up with you at journey’s end.

There is so much I could write here, and none of it would truly convey what it is I want to say.  Instead I shall let a one of my favourite funeral readings stand in for me;

When we are weary and in need of strength,
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember him.
When we have a joy we crave to share,
When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
When we have achievements that are based on his
We remember him.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring,
We remember him.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer,
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
We remember him.
At the rising of the sun and at its setting,
We remember him.
As long as we live, he too will live, For he is now a part of us,
As we remember him.

We Remember Him (from the Yizkor Service, adapted)

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