My wonderful uncle Alan died last week and it’s his funeral today on the other side of the world. Although we can’t be there in person, we’re very much there in spirit.
This is for you, my dear uncle, and for your family, sent with all my love.
If I could I would send you a field full of beautiful flowers
and great bundles of lotus blossoms
I would send baskets of scented rose petals
and brightly coloured pot plants
I would send garlands of sunshine yellow marigolds
and brilliant bougainvillea climbers
and I would have it all delivered by bicycle!
And then, because not just blossoms grow on trees…
but hearts too
I would send you a tree covered in hearts filled with all our love.
Goodbye dear uncle. Thank you for being a truly marvelous person and such a special uncle to me.