Tag Archives: death

A Glorious Past

Every day my morning walk takes me past this old tree in a beautiful park. It stands there lifeless, rooted, dignified and mute. No more speaking through rustling leaves or creaking branches. No more life-giving sap running through its veins, … Continue reading

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An Unassuming Man

Today I attended the funeral of a quiet, gentle and unassuming man. Tributes to him all described the profound impact of his life on those around him. As I listened, again it became very clear to me that a human … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

Four people died in our community this week. All of cancer. Four families with friends all going through intense grief and pain. But, “life goes on” as someone said.  Excitement over the local rugby team winning the Currie Cup was the … Continue reading

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A Dying Agapanthus

I was once radiant and blue. Now I go the way of all things on the earth; but I carry with me the memory of my days in the sun. I will rise again, new, and blue and luminous, touched … Continue reading

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