Exhausted, 7.30 am

19 Jul

“And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night

And of all the gifts my father gave me, the final one was to let me be there to hold his hand. And he waited for a moment when I held no rage. Only love. Thanks Dad.

PS You can listen to Dylan Thomas (I’m pretty sure it’s him) read the poem here. It’s gorgeous.

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28 Responses to “Exhausted, 7.30 am”

  1. blue milk July 19, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    Beautifully written.

  2. Kirsty July 19, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    Oh. Please accept my sympathy.

  3. Stomper Girl July 19, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    Mine too. xx

  4. blackbird July 19, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Holding you in my heart.

  5. mikhela July 19, 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    I’m sorry.

  6. genevieve July 19, 2008 at 9:50 pm #

    Very sad, TC. Take care.

  7. Alby Mangroves July 19, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    Thankful to have that last moment of beauty. I’m sorry.

  8. ampersand duck July 19, 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    Be good to yourself. Much sympathy.

  9. tut-tut July 19, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    A blessing to be there . . . a difficult time.

  10. kilowatthour July 20, 2008 at 5:01 am #

    i’m so sorry, thirdcat.

  11. fifi July 20, 2008 at 6:52 am #

    A blessing.

    I’m so very sorry. Take care.

  12. Deborah July 20, 2008 at 8:16 am #

    I’m so sorry.

    Rest
    The memories and love I leave behind
    Are yours to keep
    I have found my rest; I have turned my face
    to the sun, and now I sleep.
    – Alan Curtis

  13. Ariel July 20, 2008 at 11:30 am #

    I’m sorry too. xx

  14. Zoe July 20, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    big hugs

    xxx

  15. Pavlov's Cat July 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Oh, that’s not fair.

    I’m so sorry. Look after yourself, and I’m sure your boys will look after you too. xx

  16. Pavlov's Cat July 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Oh, that’s not fair.

    I’m so sorry. Look after yourself, and I’m sure your boys will look after you too. xx

  17. jen July 20, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    Please accept my sympathies.

  18. Laura July 20, 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    Very sorry, ThirdCat.

  19. suzoz July 20, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    Only a couple of hours ago I was talking with someone who had a transplant this year about death and about my own father’s rage as he approached his … but he managed to get past that. I’m glad you were able to be there.

  20. janet July 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    I’m so sorry too.

  21. boynton July 21, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    So sorry. Take care.

  22. suse July 21, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    A hug to you, 3C.

    xx

  23. Mummy Crit July 21, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    Sorry to hear this 3C – thinking of you. your last post makes sense now.i hope it’s true for you.

  24. Isabelle July 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    Me too.

  25. Jennifer July 22, 2008 at 7:53 pm #

    I’m sorry tc, and thinking of you.

  26. Helen July 22, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Sorry to hear this TC.
    (((Hugs)))

  27. meggie July 25, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    Peace. You were indeed lucky to have that chance, to hold his hand. I know.

  28. Kath Lockett August 2, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Oh I’m sorry to hear/read this, ThirdCat. My thoughts are with you and i hope he had a good innings.

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