It was one of the saddest messages that I have received in my life … Gerhard, a very dear friend of ours has past away while we were in Trinidad…
This our dear friend, is a tribute to a wonderful, amazingly positive minded and intelligent person that you were with the most amazing sense of humour and zest for the fine tastes in life … whether it was food, wine or culture …. you could sense the finest ones …..we will miss you.
Tonight my extra strong single malt whiskey is on you! The way you liked it …. at sunset in Trinidad …we have postponed departure for you… it was a privilege to know you, to do something/ anything for you …just because you showed appreciation…it was sad to hear this news … we know your are in a better place and will live with you in every way we have before …. you will not be ignored … this is a few words I would like to add as if you have said it…. Cheers Pal!
“Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room. I am I, you are you.
Whatever we were, to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always use. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at
the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play,smile,think of me,pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
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.”
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