Remembering two years later

Today marks two years since Derek’s death.  In memory…

Derek sitting on my parents' couch (derek)

Derek, 1967 – 2004

I reiterate what I said to his family just a week before: “As the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore once said, ‘Death is not the extinguishing of the light… it is the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.'”

Let me finish with Victor Hugo’s words as I pointed out in this sentiment: “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”

[picture via Mom]

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