We give our loved ones back to God,
And just as He first gave them to us
And did not lose them in the giving,
So we have not lost them
In returning them to Him.
For life is eternal,
Love is immortal,
Death is only a horizon,
And a horizon is nothing
But the limit of our earthly sight.

Author Unknown

For Bridie, my beautiful loving funny patient kind self-deprecating warm crazy dry spiritual generous giving mother who lived in this world from 22nd December 1929 until 31st January 2009 when she slipped down beyond the horizon.  RIP. Mal xx


Photo by Josh Staiger

One thought on “Death is Only a Horizon

  • Dawn Dowsett

    Death is nothing at all
    I have only slipped away into the next room
    I am I and you are you
    Whatever we were to each other
    That we are still
    Call me by my old familiar name
    Speak to me in the easy way you always used
    Put no difference into your tone
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
    Laugh as we always laughed
    At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
    Let it be spoken without effort
    Without the ghost of a shadow in it
    Life means all that it ever meant
    It is the same as it ever was
    There is absolute unbroken continuity
    What is death but a negligible accident?
    Why should I be out of mind
    Because I am out of sight?
    I am waiting for you for an interval
    Somewhere very near
    Just around the corner
    All is well.
    Nothing is past; nothing is lost
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
    Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral


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