In memoriam – Sarah
Today marks the 24th anniversary of our baby daughter’s passing.
The Koreans have a saying
When a parent dies you bury them in the ground.
When a child dies you bury them in your heart.
Sarah will always be with us.
On the occasions I attend Church, I light two candles. One for my uncle and friend Vincent who died age 38. And one for our daughter Sarah who passed away at 8 months.
The candles are long thin tapers and normally burn for 1 hour before they are extinguished in the sand in which they stand.
More recently I have been placing the two candles closely together so that they touch each other and burn with one flame. The flame is large and radiant. It burns with a fierce intensity. The flame is brighter than any other flame.
Of course, this means the candles burn down to the sand in 5 minutes instead of one hour.