my father in his prime

Two weeks ago, my father suddenly passed away after a short bout of flu and a chest infection. The time since then has been rather surreal as we come to terms with our great loss.

What has kept us going during our time of grief has been the support and love from so many friends and family. It is amazing just what compassion and kindness people are capable of showing at such times.

As part of my own healing and that of others in similar situations, I shall be writing a series of articles in memory of my father, his legacy and the lessons he taught me about life.

To start off, here is a wonderful quote from Kahlil Gibran:-

“For what is death, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek god unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance”

Gibran Khalil Gibran – (Lebanese Poet 1881 – 1931)

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