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In the Sao Joaquim cemetery in Ponta Delgada. As I was visiting the graves of my godmother and my grandparents, I saw a few people gathered in this area. When they left this older gentleman came with his flower sat awhile smoking his pipe, and then arranged his flowers, stayed awhile. Later I saw him walking away, with such dignity.

PLEASE NOTE, I received via e-mail this information, from this Gentle man's son. I am so very thankful for it, please the dismiss the info on the discussion.

My name's ******* and I'm from S.Miguel, Azores. I
saw your photo called Quiet Grief and I recognized
the man on it: he's my father. I read the comments
and some people said he was there because of a dead
son. In fact, he goes to the cemetery every morning
to visit his wife, Silvina, who was born in Povoação.
His sons are all alive and I'm one of them. He also
has 9 grandchildren and his oldest grand-daughter had
a baby 2 years ago. He's 86 years old but he's OK,
still visiting his wife every single day.
Thank you fot the atention. I just thought I should
tell you the truth.







These are sad times for the world and for the TE community. We all grieve for the natural tragedy which recently happened. Because of TE my world appears to be smaller than before because I now have a more personal connection with other countries, with other cultures, with my fellow humans.
As sad and concerned as we are let this grief and sadness be a vehicle to the opportunity to help, and because of our grief we can bring hope to the ones left in OUR world.
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