It is said that mourning,by its gradual labour,slowly erases pain; I could not, I cannot believe this; because for me, time eliminates the emotion of loss,that is all. For the rest, everything has remained motionless. For what I have lost is not a Figure,but a being; and not a being,but a quality (a soul): not the indispensable, but the irreplaceable.

Roland Barthes

In loving memory 22/09/16