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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The saddest anniversary ...





Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in snow
I am the sunlight and ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain

When you awake in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep

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April 19th 2010

Kelvin, or Kel, as he always called himself when we were messaging on YouTube, died exactly one year ago. I only knew him for seven weeks, but his death nearly crushed me.

Nothing makes sense, with the abrupt and tragic end of a life that was still at the beginning of everything - the passing of a 13 year old boy, who had been through so much before, and who, then, finally was on the threshold of good things that would have begun happening for him. It was his chance to make a fresh start, and to become happy again ...

One year has passed, and I know that I will never really be at peace with what happened. But I also know something else ...

Kel has not passed for good. I know we will meet again some day, and I know that, until then, Kel is there - in everything good and beautiful that I see, and in the memories I have of him ... and in my heart.

The lyrics of Libera's wonderful song DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP say so much of what I believe and know. And this is why I decided, long ago already, to upload a video made from this song on this saddest of all anniversaries.

I wanted to express these thoughts that keep me going every day (although it is hard ...), and that I want to share with everyone out there.

I also made this upload in memory of another boy - Stew, who was one year younger than Kel, and who died only five days after him.

I have found a good and precious friend in Stew's older brother Mike. And I am sure that, just as Mike and I have become friends, Kel and Stew are now good friends, too ... and that they wait for us, and watch over us, until we will finally meet each other again.

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Addendum

On August 6th 2010, Mike died in his sleep, from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was only 17 years old. There are no words to describe how I feel about this ... but now, the video that I made is also in memory of my friend Mike.

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My video and blog for the second anniversary of Kel's death day:

Two Years

My video and blog for the third anniversary of Kel's death day:

Don't

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWtcmvxLT2U

sad

Truedantalion said...
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Truedantalion said...

It is, yes ... but still, it also is as the lyrics of the song say.

Thank you for bringing my attention to Dennis Quaid's movie!

~Michael

P.S.: I removed this comment before, as there was a typo in it. Here it is again, without the typo.