My (sad) week in picturesApril 25, 2015
This post does not contain a lot of pictures like usually is the case, this because I had a not so nice week. Sadly I heard the devastating news that someone I know, for 27 years, succumbed to cancer in the most painful way. He had also just turned 50. Way too young. His life, however, was inspiring, and he was so enormously brave! Defeated cancer twice! He was adventurous; always travelling or giving those who need it a helping hand. His enthusiasm so contagiously, and his friendly face and laugh always cheered me up. He loved people for who they were and he had friends of all ages. He lived a fast life full of action, a life we all can learn from. I know that he wanted to do so much more, and this knowledge makes his sad ending only more painful. Yesterday was his cremation; it touched me a lot and had me in tears when the bagpipe player in mourning dress played Amazing Grace. His cremation only emphasized how extremely loved he was: there were more than 350 people present, and to Dutch standards that is a lot.
I could not sleep last night, and when I did I had nightmares. Death is something I just cannot, and will not, accept even though I know I simply have to. There's nothing you can do against it and sooner or later it'll happen to all of us. Scary thought, isn't it?
Let's see what little things I did and liked!