A Time of Remembrance
On Thursday there will be a poignant service at the Mary Potter Hospice in Kapiti.
Loved ones of those who were helped by the Hospice over the last six months, before they passed on, will be remembered.
These remembrance ceremonies are always moving occasions and there are many appropriate reading and songs.
One of the readings for this May service features below.
In the dark immensity of night
I stood upon a hill and watched the light
Of a star,
Soundless and beautiful and far.
A scientist standing there with me
Said, “It is not the star you see,
But a glow
That left the star light years ago.”
Men are like stars in a timeless sky:
The light of a good man’s life shines high,
Golden and splendid
Long after his brief earth years are ended.
Grace. V. Watkins