Wednesday, January 07, 2009

In Passing

I called his number. I have been meaning to do this for a long time but due to more pressing things, i kept pushing it aside. An unfamiliar voice answered the phone. It was his dad. He gave me the sad news.

We talked.


Our last meeting was on September 9.

The Hurricane hit on September 13.

On September 19, he passed away.

10 days after he saw me.

I only learned about it in December.


His dad's final words to me, "It was beautiful. He died peacefully, in hospice care. Thank you, very much."

Despite the reassuring words, i know I failed to keep a promise.


picture above taken in my backyard in 2008, fence no longer stands. torn down by the hurricane.


Blogger PoPoY said...

awwww. may he rest in peace with Guidance of our Creator. :(

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Scud said...

at least he is at peace now. no more pain. :-(

6:43 PM  
Blogger jho said...

life is definitely short... :(

10:18 PM  
Blogger Retro Manila said...


Sino to?

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somehow, when I saw the picture, I already knew this post is going to be sad. that alone speaks alot about your photography. keep taking those "talking" pictures.

my prayers for T. God bless.

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw, I added you in my blogroll as Duke Unsimplified. God bless!

6:31 AM  
Blogger UtakMunggo said...

don't be too hard on yourself. at least you have the consolation that you DID help him in a big way, and that because of that help, his passing was peaceful.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous judy said...

If it was me in that hospice, I'd want you by the bedside (and I don't even know you)... right next to the priest. Caring for people, esp. the sick and dying, is a noble thing. When you feel like you've failed, think of all the people you've cared for, and I hope you find the strength to keep going.


P.S. Sorry about your fence. If you ever need someone to help you replace it, count me in. I do a great job handing tools. :)

3:37 PM  
Blogger lucas said...

i am sorry for your loss...but i believe that whatever or anything we have lost, God will restore :)

i enjoyed reading you. keep writing :)

7:07 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

wala akong alam sabihin.

hug na lang. *yakap*

10:50 AM  
Blogger Rio said...

={..may he rest in peace..

3:48 PM  
Blogger said...

lungkot naman. ganda ng sinabi ng tatay, "it was beautiful". odd but pleasing still. sorry sa bakod mo ;)

7:41 PM  
Blogger Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...


Life is short....

Just live a happy life doing good things... Para walang regrets...

7:46 PM  
Blogger Lene said...

Hello Duke! How have you been?

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just passing by to check for new posts. give me a heads up kapag meron na.ΓΌ GOd bless!

6:22 AM  

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