1 I love the white flowers in our garden at this time of year as the sunlight is lower and they gain a kind of glow which is very beautiful.
2 The nights are becoming noticeably colder and one of ‘our’ beautiful horses has been given his winter coat already.
3 This very beautiful poem by David Harkins, poet and painter, was read at Monday’s funeral for a very special lady. We both found the words very touching.
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
It’s a poem I shall be putting into my ‘When I’ve gone’ drawer.