Sunday, September 26, 2010

As long as I live

Today my father died and I will miss him for as long as I live.

No words will ever be able to describe him and even if they could, now is not the time. Marking his passing is all that I can do.

He is alive forever in my heart, for his blood runs hot in my veins, pulsing with the song of life begun in 1925 and played pure and joyfully down through the years.

He's the night air now, blowing always through the memories of my life, stirring the trees with his spirit.

Tears fall gently in the Ironwoodwind.


  1. Oh Doug. I am so sorry to hear your incredibly sad news. I know that there is nothing I can say that will take away your pain and distress. Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.
    ALl my love,

  2. Thanks, Onanda, thanks. x's and o's forever. D.

  3. Doug I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Take care,

  4. Cathleen, thank you. Playing, "Answer" by Sara McLachlan over and over. He's out there listening. Aloha, D.

  5. Thanks Uncle. That was beautiful. My dad suggested I come and read what you crafted. Looking forward to visiting with you soon. Love.

  6. I love you guys. Hug you soon. Aloha, Doug.

  7. My heart and thoughts are with you. What a sad time in your life. Be upheld, knowing those who love you are here for you, and all you need to do is reach out.

    I'm sure your father was a remarkable man. He has a remarkable son.

    Blessings, Doug, from Kady

  8. Doug,

    I'm so sorry. You're in my thoughts ((((hug)))).

  9. Kady and Madison,

    Thank you for your kind thoughts. Knowing you're there helps me greatly.



  10. hola Douglas, es el derecho de los hijos enterrar a sus padres...
    es su Ășltimo regalo, despedirlos, con el mismo amor con que ellos nos recibieron. te abrazo

  11. I loved the post about the turtle. I have just subscribed to your blog. I hope you post again... it's been so long.


  12. PS: I was lucky to have found you through a comment you left on Madison Wood's blog (