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Death Anniversary

On the 1st January 2010, my father-in-law passed away, leaving us all in grief.  I still love and miss him.  Customs are different in every religion and the religious ceremony to mark the death one year later is actually being held today, the 23rd November in the same year.  Apparently in his community, the eleventh month is the time for special observances.

Just less than a month ago it was All Soul's Day.  As I am a Catholic, I approached my pastor and requested him to say Mass for all my deceased relatives and friends.  He did this for me during the month of November.  So these days, it seems to be the season for remembering my loved ones who have moved into eternity ahead of me.  I don't believe in death and look forward to meeting all  of the in due course and what a wonderful, joyful  occasion that will be.  Meanwhile, I want to live every moment to the full and not waste a second.

But today, I'm missing my Papaji and remembering what a wonderful person he was, his great sense of humour, his affectionate and caring nature  and so many other great qualities which he had.  I pray to God to keep him well until we meet again.

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