Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Angel



When the Angel of Death approaches you, it is terrible.  When it reaches you, it is bliss.


- Sufi proverb







All of us must make that voyage some day.  For some, it will be many years from now.  For others, their ships are even now weighing anchor.





25 comments:

Glenn B said...

I much prefer this sentiment:

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

All the best,
GB

North said...

All I can do from far away is keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

elmo iscariot said...

Death is before me today
Like the recovery of a sick man,
Like the going forth into a garden after sickness

Death is before me today
Like the odor of myrrh,
Like sitting under a sail on a windy day.

Death is before me today
Like the course of the freshet,
Like the return of a man from the war-galley to his house.

Death is before me today
As a man longs to see his house
When he has spent years in captivity.
--
Pyramid texts (ca. 3000BC)

You can tell a lot about a culture from how it talks about death.

Paladin said...

Time devours all things, except love.

bluesun said...

All I can say is

be glad of the times you had,

and

don't forget your mom.

Mike W. said...

I'll keep you in my thoughts Borepatch.

Joshkie said...

My best wishes to you and your family. My thoughts are with you. If there us anything I can do let me know, and if it is in my powers to do it I will.

Josh

Stephany said...

I'm here too sending thoughts of comfort to you and your family.

Rev. Paul said...

You're in our thoughts today, and every day.

Anonymous said...

I don't envy you the next few steps in your journey, but you are not at all alone in taking them.

Jim

Tango Juliet said...

My deepest sympathy for you and yours.

Blue said...

Wishing you the strength to endure so that you're able to cherish the wonderful memories after.

Peace.

Dragon said...

Prayers for you and yours.

Dennis

Hat Trick said...

My deepest sympathy for you and yours.

DirtCrashr said...

My sympathies.

burt said...

May your memories give you the strength to withstand the bitter winds of today, and may those memories give you the strength to be a support for others.

And may today's sorrow pass quickly.

Six said...

Lu and I send you our thoughts, our prayers and our love my friend.

ajdshootist said...

From one who has lost my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Borepatch said...

Thank you, everyone. Very much.

TrueBlueSam said...

Condolences, and prayers for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Time is the fire in which we burn...

Anonymous said...

Prayers to you, friend. May God ease your pain in time and leave you the good memories.

Anonymous said...

Peace to you and yours.
Prayers..

Scott McCray said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jay G said...

I'm always at a loss for what to say in situations like this, Borepatch. I lost the only member of my family I was ever close to when I was a callow youth; I've been spared further loss since.

Just know your friends are here for you. Even hundreds of miles away, trapped in MA...