Monday, April 24, 2006

They say that Heaven ain't so far away - Hard Time

Dear Dad,
Another year has turned since you passed. I write to you again. Phil Lesh and Robert Hunter wrote "Box of Rain" as Phil's Dad lie dying in a hospital bed. Phil says when it is requested, it is often dedicated to those who are sick, dying or already passed on. I play this song and think of you but no more than I do any other day. You are so close to me. I am so close to you.


Blogger Mark said...

That sentiment for your father is just beautiful, Helen. Like you.

The world needs more people like you. I'm glad you're in ours.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous me2 said...

I agree, that's peautiful
may your dad rest in peace
& wish you a peacfull life too
cuz peace is rare nowadays
thanx for passing by

8:26 AM  
Anonymous hellonheels said...


7:03 PM  
Blogger TrĂ©e said...

Peace Helen.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Scottage said...

That's a beautiful post, Helen, I didn't know the derevation. Thanks for sharing, and I'm adding you to my blogroll.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Raida said...

Beautiful, my friend. I wish you serenity today - it never quite fails to be hard does it? And peace always.


6:35 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

That was beautiful.

6:49 PM  
Blogger karma said...

Helen, your dad will always be with you ...

9:12 PM  
Anonymous gpv said...

Lost my daddy too, when I think of him I'm like you. Can't describe it. All I can say is; I'm with you.

6:14 PM  
Blogger jane said...


7:20 PM  
Blogger Lenren said...

I love the DEAD! I also love that makes qfeel closer to my son. Found you from Crallspace, like your blog, I will be back.
Keep on Truckin'

3:38 PM  
Blogger Daily Piglet said...

Nice post, touching.

I just lost my Dad on Feb 1st this year. I quit my job back in October in order to be with him and take him to all of the Doctors appts. He died way too soon. I

am grateful that I had the time with him. The heavens were smiling on me then.

Just wondering what stage of grief you are in after a year? It's hard for friends of mine b/c they can't relate.

Nice blog :)

2:28 AM  
Blogger Valerie - Riding Solo said...

I lost my dad, too. It's true that they are always with us but the flesh sees them so faintly it's hard to hold that thought some times.

Hugs and ty for stopping by my blog.

12:00 PM  

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