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.


15 Comments:

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...

Wil,

Sino to?

12:20 AM  
OpenID utoysaves 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  
OpenID utoysaves 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.

judy

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 :)

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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 dead.fish 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...

Ouch...

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  
OpenID utoysaves 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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