Last week on Thursday, I attended a funeral held for the husband of one of my oldest friends. It wasn’t a Christian funeral; it was essentially Humanist with Pagan influences. As is to be expected in such circumstances, there were a lot of energies and emotions released during the service. I’ve been trying to put … Continue reading
Melita’s family have been contacted – her parents in the Philipines, and her sister in Dubai. Her body is to be flown home for a full Roman Catholic funeral and burial in the Philipines. People are still leaving flowers on Melita’s bench; I do not think she will be forgotten any time soon.
Piet Chielens, coordinator of the In Flanders Fields War Museum in Ypres, Belgium, once checked all 1,700,000 names that are registered with the Commonwealth War Commission. He found no less than ten Privates William McBride. I marked the two minute silence alone; the toddler absorbed in her coco pops, her older sisters still a-bed. A … Continue reading