Wednesday, January 30, 2008

so long, dad

Robert Ivan McKenna - Actor, writer, and loads of other things
October 4, 1942 - January 29, 2008

I'm so very sorry, but am so glad you're not hurting anymore.

You made your own choices, stuck by what you wanted, called the shots, and fought with every ounce of strength you had. Dylan Thomas would've been proud. You did not go gentle, and you raged right through to the end.

I'll miss you.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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.

11 comments:

Christina K. said...

Dear Sophie:

I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Take care and let me know if I can help in anyway.

Christina K.

Soosan said...

Hi Sophie;

I'm thinking of you and your family.

Take care,

Susan

Anonymous said...

Chere Sophie,

Toutes mes pensees t'accompagnent ainsi que pour ta famille. Si je peux faire quoi que ce soit, n'hesite pas.

En pensant bien fort a vous tous,
Vero

H-Star said...

oh jeepers sophie, i am so sorry, please pass my condolences to your family and come in any time you need a hug or a little weep in your tea.

xox H

Peggy said...

If you need a shoulder, you know where to find us.
*hugs*

Betharoopie said...

hugs, hugs, hugs, and love from NY

Nora said...

Oh, Sophia. I'm so, so sorry. I wish I was closer to give you a hug in person. Please know that someone, in a far away land, is thinking of you tonight. x

LadyLungDoc said...

Sophie - I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that as the pain passes, the void fills with happy memories.

Lisa

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Sophie -

I have been thinking about you lately, and was wondering how you were doing. I'm so sorry for your loss. May you have a long and peaceful life.

Naomi

Anonymous said...

Hi Sophie,

I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you the strength to get through this and purpose to smile and be happy again.
My condolences to your family.

warmest wishes
Sophia

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that you lost your Dad. Me heart goes out to you and your family. Robyn at Red Bird