Simon’s Wake

Started this
awhile ago
after
your wake
actually.

But, it’s hard.

It’s weird.
Keep thinking
you’ll jump out
from behind
the curtain,
“Ta da! I’m here!”

But, you didn’t.

Your eyes,
stay closed.
Your hands,
clasped firm.
Won’t budge.
Wish it would.

But, they didn’t.

Friends
Colleagues
Family

Shocked
Grieving

Tears
Respect
Sadness
Love

Morning conversations
Coffee breaks
Tennis matches
Brit humour
Integrity
Education
Knowledge
Understanding

Are what they say
about you
They who missed you

Back then,
too upset
to say anything

But Matt said,
please remember
and I do.

so,

Hi Simon,

Thank you
For giving me
a chance
For believing
encouraging
supporting

Thank you,
requiescat in pace.

funeralflower

duwagym 11/11/2014
37 days after.

Inheriting Education

Humans by nature, are forgetful. Β As soon as an info is deemed unimportant, we dismiss it from our brain. It’s there somewhere, but not foremost in our thought. Which is why, I believe sometimes things happens to remind us of certain stuff.

For me, what’s been going around me personally and somewhat touched upon in the news, is the importance of education. Both sets of grandparents have personally said to their kids, aka my parents, that in essence, the most important inheritance is that of education. Money can easily disappear, but once you got education, unless you’ve gone crazy, no one can take that away from you.

Truer words have never been spoken. On a much smaller scale, I’ve experienced how easy it is to lose money, to spend it like there’s no tomorrow then frets when the bill came. Luckily I have a guardian angel to bail me out. Not once, but twice! Then I vow never again! It is embarrassing to have to ask for money due to your own stupidity. I mean do I really need that extra pair of shoes?

On a much bigger scale, just take your pick of recent headlines. So many news about people and or institution lose money. Sadly, it also happened around me. To people I never thought it could or would happen. When pondered upon, well, lack of education seems to be the root of it. Whether academical or school of life, it doesn’t matter. If you lack one sometimes it can be made up by a surplus of the other. Lacking both… then you’re kinda doomed aren’t you.

I’m raising my glass to both grandparents for theirΒ wisdom that they impart to their children, and in turn, to me. May your principles set your offspring well!

world_book

Widen your world…

Maternal Musing

blink!
and they walk.

blink!
and they run.

blink!
and they grow.

up
up
up
and wide.

next thing you know,
graduation!

next thing you know,
first pay check!

next thing you know,
“I hereby pronounce you…”

And then there’s three,
if you’re lucky.

And then there’s more,
if you’re really lucky.

Then back to two,
basking in the remaining sunrise.
and sunset too.

Later…

it’s just a roll of dice
who would go earlier
who would go later

To Earth you shall return.

but not right now.

Now let’s savour
now let’s enjoy
now let’s feel

because,
blink!
it’s all gone.

dia.lo.gue. 1/11/14

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