Friday, 10 April 2009

So farewell, dear brother

A personal note. I want to say farewell to my dear brother Carlos who died last week. He fought for reason in a world that is cruel and brutal and shallow. He finally made that gesture of ultimate protest when he took his life. We lay him to rest on Saturday.

I have few words to describe the grief I feel, not just for Carlos, but for all those who have been taken before their time.

This from the revolutionary poet Percy Bysshe Shelley:

'And these words shall then become
Like Oppression's thundered doom
Ringing through each heart and brain,
Heard again - again - again -

'Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.'


Abdel Halim Hafez said...

Sincere condolences.

"He has sailed into his rest.
Savage indignation there cannot lacerate his breast."

Many Leftists are taking their own lives in Lebanon these days.

May they rest in peace.

sasa said...

May he rest in peace dear Sursock. And I hope the pain in you and your family will heal. My thoughts are with you.

tash said...

Well I had been having a look at your blog from time to time, but wasn't expecting to find a post like this...

All my sympathy. And take care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.

tash x

Anonymous said...

I hate farewell just like I hate to fight insomnia for years.