Thought for today:
'A family are we' : Copyright William Forde: July 2014.
"Sometimes I think the time is now, but it's really then;
and the place is really here, not over there and where is when.
Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes pouring out.
Then when I reply, it is my father's voice I hear from way on high.
I often walk in my father's footsteps without knowing how I got there.
I am never alone in my world; how could I be, as long as my family remains a part of me,
they influence every thought, word and deed of what I am, all I do and all I'll ever be.
My happiness was always wholesome, but without my parents, brothers, sisters, wife and children, would have proved entirely loathsome.
I am one and I am me, I am also you, I am many, we are we.
We were always meant to be a family of love and passion oft divided,
a hot house of emotion and contention that ne'er subsided:
a perfect fusion of past and present, desire and endless possibility,
a beacon of never-ending hope and filial durability.
A family are we."
William Forde: September 25th, 2014.