Life and Loss

Chanelle / 7 Comments

“For what is it to die
but to stand naked in the wind
and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing,
but to free the breath from
its restless tides,
that it may rise and expand
and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river
of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached
the mountain top, then
you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall
claim your limbs,
then shall you
truly dance.”

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet : On Death

A dedication to the three people we have lost in the space of a year and a half:
Craig’s Father – George Raymond Bruce
Chanelle’s Father – Dirk Segerius
Chanelle’s Step-Mother – Sandy Segerius

We have just returned from ten days in South Africa to say pay our respects to my father-in-law and to spend some cherished moments with friends and family.
Please bear with us as we catch up on things here.

Umhlanga Rocks, cold front coming in from the West
Panasonic Lumix, point and shoot camera
Umhlanga Rocks Beach Cold Front

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  1. Jacki Bruniquel on September 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Love Kahil Gibran. Sorry for your loss x

  2. Joanne on September 14, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Our thoughts are with you.

  3. Lesley Cameron on September 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    My thoughts are with you both

  4. Rosie on September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    What a beautiful poem. Thoughts are still with you both xxx

  5. Jules on January 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I understand your sadness only too well and I extend my sympathy to you and your family. Kahil Gibran also wrote the following which has always given me great comfort.
    “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

  6. Nataliya on January 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Lots of thoughts with you both at this painful time.

  7. Eddie on January 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    My thoughts are with you today. I know how hard an anniversary is and I can only urge you to surround yourself with love and hugs from friends and family. Hold them close xxx