|My Parents, taken at my sister's wedding on 1st March 1980*|
WILLIAM HENRY HARROP
3rd February 1930 - 16 February 1982
A kind friend said to me the other day, when the subject came up: 'but time heals.' And I said 'Bollocks!' rather more vehemently than I meant to. And I am sorry for that.
But the truth is that time doesn't heal. It just helps you get used to the idea.
Today I just feel rather nostalgic. After 29 years, I suppose that's hardly surprising. I feel annoyed that there are so many things I wanted to talk to him about and I shall never get the chance. I wonder what he would think about life today. The only thing I am certain of is that he would have loved Google Maps and Google Earth. He was such an enthusiast for maps and traveling.
*Photo courtesy of Sian Wray, with grateful thanks.