hallo from paul carrington
it was a priviledge to learn all about JO JO from Jan and to become the warehouse manager for JO JO .the trips to scandinavia and pleasure of helping to build JO JO. i miss jan and it good to meet up with the family again .my thanks to jans family for all the help they gave me in altering my workplace horizons.
Sent by paul on 18/04/2017
The Best by Nordahl Grieg (translated by Paul Gulbransen)
Death can burn like lightning;
More clearly we see than before
Each life in its white sorrow:
It is the best who die.
The strong, the pure of heart
Who desired and risked the most;
Calmly they bid farewell,
One after another they depart.
The living rule the world,
A group is always left,
The indispensable clever ones,
Life’s second best men.
The best are murdered in prison,
Swept away by bullets and the sea.
The best will never be our future.
The best just simply die.
This is how we honor them, with impotence
With all emptiness known to man,
But then we have failed the best,
Betrayed them with bitterness.
They do not wish to be grieved to death,
But live with courage and belief.
Only in audacious hearts
Flows the blood of the fallen.
Are not all who have known them
Richer than the dead were -
For men have had them as friends
And children have had them as fathers.
They enriched the life they left behind.
Their memory remains with the living.
On Jan’s grave we write:
The best will always remain.
Sent by Paul on 16/05/2016
Sleep well Jan and remember, no crazy driving ! xx
Sent by Mary on 11/05/2016