The last time I wrote about reflections, I was inspired by a song by the Marmalade.
There are days when you reflect on the has been, what is and the come what may.
Today I reflect on the has been.
08/09 will forever be etched in our hearts and minds as a grim reminder of the day my brother died. He was the last of my siblings, young, energetic, with a great smile, well-dressed and a successful entrepreneur. He was incredibly intelligent. He could memorize things in a split second just like the calculations he does in his mind without the use of a calculator.
We were at the Niagara Falls when we got the distressing news very early in the morning. The previous night, I had been entranced by The Niagara at nightfall. I couldn’t get over the awesomeness of the place.
I can never explain the pain or sense of loss I felt when I heard the news. He and I were really close. Before I left to Canada, he had spent time with us till late night. Asking me over and over again, if I wanted to go the next day. Why?, he asked, and I said, It’s something I had to do.
He died a day before his birthday.
His birthdays are always celebrated in style.
I think right now he is in a happy place, with my sister and dad, playing a game of cards. He was a great guy and one of his favorite song was Imagine by John Lennon.
He was always a dreamer. Always that guy who is there to help someone in need in any way he can.
He believed in miracles, he believed that everyone deserved a chance, he would help the poor without a second thought, he was always the giver. Never once biased about race, culture or religion. Rest in Peace, Desmond.
Here’s Imagine for you.