GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
I came across this scene today,
and it got me thinking...
If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you will know that I love to ponder on thoughts and ideas.
Perhaps it's my philosophical nature that prompts me to do this.
Anyway, the image of this car and its unusual number plate got me reaching for my camera...
What pompted this particular father to buy his child such a smart, cool car?
... fully stamped with a timeless reminder to his child that "Dad" had purchased it ...?....
And then I was reminded of this beautiful poem....
Remember Me When I Am Gone Away
Remember me when I am gone away.
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand.
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me: you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had.
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than you should remember and be sad.
...and I asked myself...
Don't we ALL want to be rememberred?...
As parents, what extraordinary measures we are prepared to take to touch our children's hearts!
It was just a thought!