I don’t generally make a point of remembering or marking sad anniversaries. I just don’t see the point in dwelling on sadness and grief. Life must go on and I believe that we best honour the dead by living, and living well. Sometimes, though, the heart has other ideas, thwarting one’s resolve to be sensible and strong.
I lost my dad ten years ago today. I could write many, many words, both about him, and about what it has been like to live these ten years without him. This feels like one of those times, however, when the language of the heart simply can’t be accurately translated into words. So, I’ll just mark the day here on my blog with something that would make him grin like crazy, if he were sitting here beside me. Thanks to the magic of You Tube, here’s his favourite tune, sung by his favourite voice.
Funny how we never forget what made a loved one’s heart sing.