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Whispy and silent Out of nowhere She comes Making her way To where She doesn't rest Intense black eyes Pierce the driver Burning stare Holding his gaze Fixed hard Locking him in Brakes will squeal Just as before Danger averted But nothing there He will Say, she disappeared
How does one deal with a shock and deep sadness that follows on the heels of great joy?
Earlier this evening members of the family celebrated my daughter`s birthday as guests of her boyfriend. It was a beautiful evening. She was taken by complete surprise and I will share how in the coming days. During the celebration, news arrived of an addition to the family by way of an 8lbs 2.ozs baby girl. So all was wonderful in the world.
At home, much later I learned via a Face Book post appearing in my News Feed that a friend of the last 20 years is longer with us. To say I am in shock is an understatement.
Life is unpredictable as is death. A lesson for us all. Carp Diem.
On the 1 July 1921 John Joseph Gerrard came into the world and went on to do great things in his life. Gone unexpectedly too soon, 13 Saturday 13 December 1986. You loved life and today Daddy, I raise a glass to you in celebration of your life and the contributions you made to the world whilst you were here. A mentor to many, you are still remembered with love and affection by those whose lives you touched in some way or another. I know you are resting in peace - even if you do occasionally give the odd order to the other inmates of heaven!
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Of course I can fly Anytime I want to Look at my wings What You can't see them? I can fly absolutely Take off anytime I choose to Believe Whatever you want It is very hard To make that first Flight on my own Away From what I know It is fine for you To sit and judge You don't know Glue Holds me together.