Saturday, December 15, 2012

Farewell, Brother


Tecumseh said...

Veniat pax requiescat in cubili suo qui ambulavit in directione sua.

Requiescat in pace, Joe.

Arelcao Akleos said...

“On a day of burial there is no perspective--for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was--to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tecumseh said...

Beautiful quote, AA. I used to read St-Ex as a kid, but somehow I missed this one. Good catch.