posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 06:41 AM
Dear The Parallelogram.
I am more of a reader of these forums than an active poster, but I feel compelled to try and write something comforting words to you.
I am truly sorry about the loss of your father, and I have a good idea of what you are going trough as I lost a close family member to an illness
about six months ago.
It is when sad things like this happen that you realize how precious our loved ones are, as we usually taking them for granted in our everyday life.
I found it helped to think about the good times we spent together and that helped in lessening the grief somewhat. I hope the same thing happens to
you and the family, as remembering him as he was during his final days will only make you feel sad.
I hope you don’t mind me sharing with you one of my favourite poems, one that I read at the funeral service six months ago. It is written by
Christina Georgina Rossetti. It is a poem that has given me a lot of comfort.
I extend to you my best wishes for the future.
Warmest regards from Hoff.
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
Christina Georgina Rossetti