I sometimes think about what I said at Rosie’s funeral .I should have said more , said this ,said that. I didn’t do her justice ,I didn’t say enough about my love etc etc .These thoughts ( not that they matter ) go round in my head .
Richard Davenport -Hines is a writer and historian .His younger son Cosmo died at the age of 21 in 2008. Recently .I came across this -it is how he ended his speech at Cosmo’s funeral.
” Cosmo with his relish of the human comedy, his delicious sense of the absurd, his wittiness that reduced everything to proportion gave us 20 years of laughter to remember, but whether they will be enough to get us through the next 10,20,30,40 years ,I do not know. If some of us can promise ourselves to carry him in our hearts forever- to remember and emulate the joy-of-life, the consideration for others’ feelings, the courtesy and gentleness that her personified- then his short and beautiful life will not have been a waste.”
Such beautiful words, they sum up how I feel about Rosie.