Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Difficult Time.


I'm having a strange time in my life. An exciting, challenging, last chance in a lifetime, opportunity. Like so much in our existence, the good things never come easily to most of us. As I made good progress on an important issue and felt I had a nasty virus under control, a shock came along and hit us very hard, Mrs OR and me. As we get older, loss and bereavement become more frequent but never welcome bedfellows. I live with the presence of my lost daughter's sad, wasted and victimised life , over 5 years ago. Yet strangely yesterday hit every bit as hard when a dear neighbour and may I say friend, died just one week after entering hospital. Someone who listened those years ago with his strong and calm quietness. David leaves a wife and daughter as well as a village in mourning. Rest well dear friend, your music and joie de vivre will be with us for ever.


  1. My thoughts are with you OR.

    David sounds like one of the good ones and he is now exploring the next part of his adventure - it's the ones left behind who need friendship and support. I'm sure they have that in abundance from you & Mrs OR.

  2. I'm sorry to hear of your loss and that of your friends OR.

  3. Auch OR, the loss of a good neighbour is sad. These days good neighbours can be few and far between.

    To lose one who was also a friend and for whom you had so much respect is hard.

    Thinking of the two of you.

  4. Sad posr OR, my prayers are with you all.

  5. How often strangers become friends and friends strangers. Thank you for such valuable and sincere support.

  6. I'm thinking of you, your family and your friends, OR.

    Rest in Peace, David.

  7. Thoughts are with you OR. We are cut, but bleed internally, for the most part.