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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Leave of Absence.

I'll not be posting over the next few days, my paw-paw (grandfather) passed away tonight. I apologize if you try to get a hold of me and find it impossible.

I'll leave you with this poem, which I find comforting- I hope you do too, whether it be due to a passing of a beloved animal, or of a person in your life.

Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away
into the next room.

I am I,
and you are you;
whatever we were to each other,
that, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used,
put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air
of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we shared together.
Let my name ever be
the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all
that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.

All is well.

Henry Scott Holland
1847 -1918

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