You will live on in the lives of all you have touched — in your wife, your daughters, your colleagues, your friends. You have given them so many moments, memories and lessons to draw from. Your stories will live on, your legacy of kindness and compassion enfold us in our hour of mourning. The best way to honor you now would be to let your light continue to shine in all of us by keeping you in our hearts, by continuing what you have begun, you remain forever.
I saw this post on Manolo Quezon’s Tunblr, Nehru’s words upon Gandhi’s passing :
The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere…
The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, that light will be seen in this country and the world will see it and it will give solace to innumerable hearts. For that light represented something more than the immediate past, it represented the living, the eternal truths, reminding us of the right path, drawing us from error, taking this ancient country to freedom.
Rest now, and live on forever in the loving arms of our heavenly Father. Thank you for all that you have done for us. Though you will be missed terribly by all who love you, you will never be forgotten. Let your light shine down upon us and please look after us from where you are.