Friday, 20 January 2012

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It has been a very sad week. My dad died on Tuesday.

I saw him a few days before. We were all there as a family once again and for me I found that love had hollowed out a space in which to breath and when it was pulled free it filled our world.

On the morning after he died, I saw that the fire we lit when we got back from the hospital was still glowing and I put a log on the embers and kept the fire going throughout the day.

I remember how we all loved sitting by the fire when I was boy.

When my dad judged I was old enough we went to the farmyard and he showed me how to split wood.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Rupert. Much appreciated.

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  2. All my love Frank. My great grandma died this week too and it does make you realise who and what are important in your life. Am sending a huge hug. x

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  3. Thanks very much for sending love, Hannah, and for the huge hug. So sorry to hear about your great grandma. I'm sending a huge hug to you too. You're right about realising what's important. I see too little of friends, for a start. It would be good to meet up. x

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  4. Frank, I am sorry to read this. If you ever feel like a get-together/chat after work, just let me know! Best thoughts, Niels

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  5. Thanks very much, Niels. That's kind and is much appreciated. Yes, it would be good to meet up.

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