Old e-mails now give evidence of times past just as documents in dusty files use to do. Looking back through my hotmail library I stumbled across a message I wrote to my late brother Paul on September 2nd 2007. I did not even remember writing it.
Our mother died just eleven days after I wrote that e-mail more than thirteen years ago now and Paul himself was to die less than three years later. Though no longer alive, they are still with me. Do loved ones ever truly die? We hold them in our hearts long after they have left us.
I am glad that I didn't delete the e-mail years ago. It brought memories of that sad time rushing back. Here's what I wrote:-