The last week has been particularly hard as our 21 year old cat has been ailing. Basil died on Friday and I really can't begin to tell you how awful it feels without him. He slipped away in our arms and we truly could not have asked for a more beautiful day. It was sunny and mild and the whole family was with him - sitting around him in our garden and trying to cry silently.
Only yesterday someone on the radio said -
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." I am trying to remember this.