Friday, April 21, 2006

Life is real...


















Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feeling a bit melancholy as I found out mid-morning that my good friend's son, Reuben, died early this morning. He was 23 and had severe cerebal palsy, but it was nevertheless a bit of a shock as there was nothing 'wrong' (for him).

I know he's now free of the constraints of his mortal body and that must be so wonderful for him...but of course (of course) it's all still very sad. My husband has been asked to play the guitar at his funeral.

God bless you Roo.

4 comments:

Vanessa aka Ness said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. No matter how you look at it, it's always hard especially when they're so young. My thoughts are with you.
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julia said...

So sorry to hear your news, thinking of you.

Nicola said...

Sorry you had such sad news (((hugs))

fiona said...

Bless you Chrissie. I remember seeing this LO sometime ago and I thought it was so beautiful. My thoughts are with you and the families concerned xxx