Tamara Willems

in today’s news…

Today in sunshine,

I am thinking with gratitude
of a dear heart
who has a birthday today

and also in the many memories
of my dear Dad

as well
I am listening to the soundtrack from Waking Ned Devine
which I love

in no small part
because of my large crush
on David Kelly
(and David Kelly on a motorcycle in nothing but socks… oh my! 🤭)

a favourite part, when on
Lux Eterna, My Eternal Friend
comes these words by Ian Brennan as Jackie O’Shea
(*must be read in a lovely Irish accent)

“Michael O’Sullivan was my great friend. But I don’t ever remember telling him that. The words that are spoken at a funeral are spoken too late for the man who is dead. What a wonderful thing it would be to visit your own funeral. To sit at the front and hear what was said, maybe say a few things yourself. Michael and I grew old together. But at times, when we laughed, we grew young. If he was here now, if he could hear what I say, I’d congratulate him on being a great man, and thank him for being a friend.”

I’m thinking this is just the thing
to slip in ones pocket

and take it with you
on this day 💗

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