Friday, February 17, 2012

Sad news which make me want to stop the clock


On the morning on Valentine's day, we learned the death of a friend in tragic circumstances in Granada, the night before. So we didn't have the heart to celebrate Valentine's because it just didn't feel right. I didn't have the heart either to post last wednesdays because of this shocking news. Michael was only 30 and had the most beautiful smile. Born of a Thai mother and a British father, he was an adored son and brother. He helped his mother in her Thai restaurant and was also a race car driver. Totally bilingual in English and Spanish, he gained himself the friendship of so many here because of his natural cheerfulness and appetite for life. It is such a terrible loss. I used to be neighbor with his parents when I lived in Restabal. And as ever words fail you. Words do not suffice to bring comfort to someone who lost a beloved son and brother. One feels stupidly awkward and helpless in this kind of situation. What can one do to alleviate the pain ? I promised his mother to come and visit more often. As we hugged, she said these wonderful words....enjoy life, enjoy life...that is all we have....How wise of her....and true also...We always take everything for granted and sometimes forget to love while we can...Good bye Michael, you are among the shining stars now and you are loved....

I wish you a happy and peaceful week end my dear readers x Lala


pic : me

17 comments:

Scarlet said...

Tragic. I'm sorry you lost a friend, so young and full of life. Sounds like he was a special and fun-loving kind of guy and will be terribly missed. Hugs and prayers for his family and close friends...and yes, his mother had wise words for you, mi'ja. Live...love...while we're here, let's enjoy every moment and love without holding back! Abrazos para ti, amiguita linda! xo

Joyful said...

So sorry for your loss. It is always a shocking and sad time when our loved ones and friends pass so suddenly and tragically. It is indeed a reminder to enjoy life and not to forget those that we love while they are here with us, whether Valentine's Day or not. Blessings and hugs. xx

Patricia said...

Lala,
My heart goes out to you at this time of sadness.

Elizabeth said...

So sad, dear Lala. Sending love and warm thoughts.

Dee said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news - very sorry for your loss Lala. Take care.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

So sorry for your loss Lala............and what a loss it is from the way you describe him. For a mother to lose her beloved son just never seems right does it? Much love XO

Gina said...

Dear Lala, I am so sorry that you lost your good friend. Yes, do enjoy life...it is all we have. Gina

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Sorry for your loss Lala. They say that sometimes the best thing that you can do for the family is to always remember their loved one with a smile and don't be afraid to bring him up in conversation. And it's true, we all need to remember to enjoy our lives and the people in them.
Ry

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Sorry to hear the sad news. RIP Michael.

Francesca Muir said...

Lala - so sorry to hear your sad news. Stay strong. Thinking of you. Francesca x

Theresa Cheek said...

Such a tragedy.....her words are very wise..."enjoy life" is simple, but very true!

aguja said...

I am so sorry, Lala. It always seems so cruel when those we love are snatched away so young, with everything ahead.

How wonderful that his mother was able to say such wise and true words.

Take care, Lala xx

Linda Sue said...

Sorry...

Koosje Koene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.

Philippines said...

i'm sorry for your loss, and for Michael's family. i wish you can visit them more often, and give each other comfort. it is sad that we can no longer share the good things in life with those who departed before us. but they will always be remembered and loved.

Milena said...

Cuánto lo siento Lala. Un abrazo muy fuerte

Mélanie A. said...

Ces tragiques moments nous font réfléchir et nous font penser que la vie nous offre de merveilleux moments mais elle sait aussi nous rendre malheureux , tristes et nous enlever ce que nous avons de plus cher . c'est pour cela qu'il faut cueillir la vie .

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