Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Which Is Never Told About.

Mrs OR was her bridesmaid, so the news of Leslie's death this morning, after a rapidly spread, sudden cancer diagnosis, just three weeks or so ago, came very hard. I regard myself, a couple of years older than Leslie, as being relatively young. However mid-sixties seems to be a time when the Grim Reaper starts mucking about more directly with our heads, than hitherto.
After her own serious battle with cancer, Mrs OR has dedicated her life to her garden and indeed, opens it to the public for cancer charity purposes. Today, more than ever, this garden and nature calls to the very soul and tells us that life goes on and we are indeed just lessors of our own mortality. Rest in Peace Leslie. A truly lovely lady who will be sorely missed.


  1. Very sorry to hear that OR. Our near neighbours only son was taken by cancer last year at the tender age of 40, so I have some idea of your loss.

    I'm sure if all the money stolen from us to finance crazy climate schemes was put into proper research, stories like this would be very rare.


  2. Auch OR and Mrs OR, sad news indeed and it does make us ponder a while upon our own mortality. As yet I've found few places better than a pleasant garden in which to give thanks for my friends, both present and departed.

  3. At the age of 40, I have lost 2 young friends (both in teens) and relatives (2 young cousins & a beloved uncle) to the big C. I whole-heartidly agree with SR comments above.
    News like that kind of puts your own problems & lives into perspective.
    Sorry for your loss.

  4. What comforting comments. Thank you so much for your kindness.

  5. MD, I so agree. War and expenses come a very high first, sadly.