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  •  Your world is only diminished (6+ / 0-)

    by his passing because his presence in it helped it flourish.

    And though it may diminish, it will be much larger and much brighter for all the time you've had with him.

    I've been where you are, my friend. I had to watch my father make the "long goodbye" back in late 2007-early 2008, and I know how painful it is.

    But I had my father for nearly 37 years and he touched many lives, including my own, for the time he spent in it. Thousands of students benefited from his tutelage, and many were or went on to become teachers themselves. His mark on this world will endure.

    Just as your father's mark on this world will endure, long after he's passed from it.

    May that knowledge give you comfort in the days and weeks to come.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:24:12 AM PST

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