We all have people to remember, honour, and thank. I don’t mean national heroes, but our personal ones.

People we have loved or admired, and who have helped shape us, but who have now left us.

Some days its important to stop, and to think about them. Loss brings pain and heartbreak, but it also brings learning and growth.

“Unless the heart breaks, we will never know anything about love. As long as our objective universe doesn’t collapse, we’ll never know anything about the world”.

(Leonard Cohen, from The Portuguese Interview 1994).