On Monday morning my dad left this life. Here one moment and no longer here the next.
I believe we are spiritual beings living a physical existence and in the same way the Tibetans use the word lu to refer to the body which means, 'something you leave behind', that is exactly what dad did. No longer working, weakened and ravaged by an aggressive cancer - he has simply left his body behind.
He has left those of us who loved him with memories that will last a lifetime. I miss him terribly.
'Has Grampy turned into magic?' asked Ruby when we explained that grampy isn't here anymore.
Something like that sweet, something like that.