When I was lighting a candle in a cemetery today, in memory of those I still love even though they already left this world, I had to think about how true the words are saying that those who remain in our hearts will never die.
Yet I wish I knew them better.
I wish I had more time for them.
I wish we could chat and laugh and enjoy one another’s company.
I wish I could meet them again and tell them how much they still mean to me.
The truth is that these wishes are painful and sometimes hurt and no time can make that fade away.
So rest in peace my dear and let me retain the good we shared.
“People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance