Ter nagedachtenis van …….. (In memory of ……..)

henk Op 24 november 2007 overleed een vriend van ons ‚Tommo’ in Engeland.

Zijn ‚ter gedachtenis van’ kaartje heeft als geen ander indruk op ons gemaakt.

Een kaartje gedrukt op plastic dat net als de kredietkaart in je portemonnee past.

Op de voorzijde lazen we:

ter nagedachtenis van

Ter nagedachtenis van …….. (In memory of ……..)

No person is ever truly alone
Those who live no more
Whom we loved
Echo still within our thoughts
Our words, our hearts
and what they did, who they were
Becomes a part of all that we are

en op de achterzijde:

You can shed tears
that they have gone
Or you can smile because
they have lived

You can close your eyes
and pray that they’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes
and see that they have left

Your heart can be empty
because you can’t see them
Or you can be full of the love
that you have shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow
and live for yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday

You can remember them
and only that they have gone
Or you can cherish their memory
and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what they would want
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.