Their hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvelously with sorrow, glee and mirth.
The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs,
And sunset, and the colours of the earth.
They had seen movement, and heard music; known
Slumber and waking; loved; widely friended;
Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone;
Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended.
Rupert Brooke

Memories are made of these

To Dear Shoba Akka, Pushpa Athai and Athimber
Madhu anna, Rukku Athai and Athimber

Hello all. How are you? I know you are all very sad about the death of Deepu Anna and Sriram Anna. When I heard about it, I ran to my room and started to cry and was unhappy all day. I am sad now as well and probably will be for the rest of my life. I bet you all feel worse than me. I am really sorry for all of you.

TRY NOT TO BE SAD
ALTHOUGH IT'S VERY BAD
ALL OF IT IS FATE
AT A MAXIMUM RATE
IT'S NO USE TO HAVE CRIED
THEY HAVE ALREADY DIED
TRY AND BE JOYFUL
AND TRY TO BE CHEERFUL

Don't worry. They're both with God. So all of us will pray to God.
Don't be sad.

Yours affectionately
Nitya (Cousin aged 10 years)
October 1999


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