My El Capitan, Eiger, Everest and Elbrus: my mountain rock of ages; my steadfast and stubborn stone; my source of strength in rational reassurance; and my Dad.

Thank you for your fight; your stubborn steely strength; your day to day persistence; your humour and all you generously endue. All people yearn to be loved and you are loved. Know you are loved and of love you are deserving. In our tears and laughter, know it so. There is plenty time to die but not so much to live, so let us live this day until tomorrow.

I love you, Dad.



Thank You For The Days, Luke Kelly

These Arms of Mine, James Carr 1967

I Got A Name, Jim Croce 1973

A Melody of Tears, Beethoven

Release me, Oh Laura 2007