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Posted: For WillI heard the newssitting in my office chairwhere you once stoodnot 2 feet from meI was lostI didn't know how to feelI've never grieved in my life, I don't know howI guess it will be the last lesson you teach mebut it won't be the firstyou taught me many lessons brotherin the short time I knew youyou taught me how to let my inner light shine for everyone to seeyou showed me what true human kindness isyou inspired me to be the person I amyou may have passed on into the next lifebut your legacy remains here with usI can feel you with me stillI went home that nightstill unsure of what to feelI picked up your firestafffelt the weight of it in my hand and I knew what I had to doI walked outside, and I knelt in the snowI unwrapped your staff, it took a long timeI was never as good at it as you wereI stayed on my knees in the snow, until my they hurt from the colduntil they grew numband until they started hurting againWe assembled your staff solemnlyWe soaked it in fuel, We held it over a candle to light itit was never easy with that staffyou know thatI stood there hoping it would lightwatching the stubborn flame lick the cold metalThen, I remembered another lesson you had taught methe power of the mind, and how to channel my energyI Willed the flames to grow, to engulf the wicksThen I watched my visualization come to life before my eyesI felt you thenI felt you feeling what I was doing and smiling that big smile of yoursSoon your staff was ablazeI watched as it was spun, with power, with graceand when it went out, I solemnly dipped it againfor it was my turn now.I took ahold of it, and I could feel it humming with your powerIt wanted to move, to trace beautiful circles through the airI took off my jacket and shirt, and threw them asidetonite, I wanted to be cold.I took your staff, and I danced my heart out.dipping and swirling and twisting, making tracks in the snow, and through the air.your staff is heavy, it dragged my body around as I spun itI felt you then too. helping me.I felt you dragging me around, helping me complete the rotationsI spun it above my head, as you had done so well.I spun it between my legs, like you showed me how to.I had been waiting to do that trick you taught me, in the snowThe one between the legs, where the staff just skims the groundIt was beautiful, I saw your face in the dancing reflections in the snow.I will think of you every time I do that trick brother.I will never forget you.and when I was done, your wicks finally extinguished, my body limp from exhaustionI dropped your staff to the ground from which it cameand I fell backwards into the snowlying there, staring up into the skyI took deep breaths, and told myself I wasn't coldI wanted to feel what you feltI wanted to know what it felt like to have my mortal body freezeWhile my soul burned on in hot defiance of the elementsI layed there and felt the cold penetrate me, felt my back go numb, my shoulder muscles crampand I feel that I know, at least a littlehow you felt that fateful day in the lake.Will, you were my friend and my brotherI know that you died unafraid of the next lifeI know that you were at peace with yourself and godI know you are still with us, in our hearts, and in our memorysyour legacy will live on.and tonite, we will dance again for you.Rest in Peace brother.
Posted: *sighs* Even though I barely knew Will, I had to stop and take a breather for this. I can't imagine how horrible you feel. Rest in Peace Will. Even though I didn't know you at all I feel my Fire spins (when I get to it) are dedicated to you now.
Posted: TOGETHERNESS Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Smile, think of me, pray for me. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was, there is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner ...... All is well Henry Scott HollandCanon of St Paul's Cathedral 1847-1918Nuff Said------------------~ Don't think you are, Know you are ~Stu ;)
hino himemember 1 post Location: Neverland, second star to the left, the sky
Posted: I heard you say that poem at Will's funeral, Will inspired me to a new level of thinking. He was my idol when I was younger ( within cadets) and I'll never forget what he's done for me. I want to learn about fire dancing, it sounds like he learned a lot through it. No one will ever forget him, I know I never will. Rest in Peace Will...
Posted: That is a beautiful poem, I'm truly sorry for the loss you have to suffer. Please keep spinning-he would have liked you to. cpg ------------------Live every day as though it is your last, learn every day as though you'll live forever