The facts confront me, but there are deeper facts still. The silence of your grave is not where I find you. You have gone on loving and living, although differently now, in another sphere, with those who had gone before you. But you are here, also, in your familiar home, as tangible as any other soul, watching over your loved ones who carry on as best they can; in silent moments of rest and memory; in prayers; in tears; in funny stories; in love that always remains; in your friends; in your grandson. I’ve even heard your reply to my question: “What do you know now?” You are not the same, but you’re not ‘nothing’. Yes, I know you have died. The facts confront me, but there are deeper facts still.
(Kenneth J. Ghidara 1942 – 2016)