Sunday, August 10, 2008


Euan James 1971-1995

Mention the theme song from Titanic and people wince at the thought of Celine Dion's mangling of the English language and the words get lost. The first time I heard the song and really listened to it, I realised that it wasn't just for a lost lover.

Every night in my dreams

I see you, I feel you

That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance

and spaces between us

You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are

I believe that the heart does go on

Once more you open the door

And you're here in my heart

And my heart will go on

Love can touch us one time

And last for a lifetime

And never let go till we're one

Love was when I loved you

One true time I hold to

In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are

I believe that the heart does go on

Once more you open the door

And you're here in my heart

And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not go away

You're here, there's nothing I fear,

And I know that my hear will go on

We'll stay forever this way

You are safe in my heart

And my heart will go on and on


Lord Sedgwick said...

Just as this is not just about Anzacs.

"They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old."

Brian Hughes said...

I never know what to say at times like these, Witchy. I know how emotionally crippling such aniversaries can be. So I'll just keep my gob shut for once.

Kelly & Sam Pilgrim-Byrne said...

We're thinking of you here, JT.

Jayne said...


Ann O'Dyne said...

oh Coppy.

get pissed and howl at the moon,
rage at the unfairness of it all.
and know you are not alone.
hugs from me too.

Ampersand Duck said...

Many good thoughts going your way...

R.H. said...

Desiring some good entertainment I've been flicking through your archives to marvel at my comments. But then suddenly I was halted, distracted by how sustained your humour has been, right from the start. Often I became aware of some disturbance within myself, and realised I'd just laughed, which is quite a shock, most unusual. Yours is a very personal blog, so full of aches and pains that I wonder sometimes how you get through a day, it's also a very funny blog, because you've decided to make it that way and are successful. I know there's pain you seldom write about, and this posting shows just a little of it, reminding me of what massive character you possess in being so funny at times.

Ozfemme said...

Thinking of you, Copperwitch.

Hugs. (A really big one.)

River said...

Don't know the story behind this one, but I can tell you're hurting inside. (((Hugs)))

Davo said...


Kath Lockett said...

Ohhhhh, Copper... My thoughts are with you, and I think rh's comments says it best for all of us.

Caroline said...

I'll be the twelfth to give you a hug JahTeh. It does seem senseless, but its made your love all the more.

That's So Pants said...

Dearest Coppie

Your lovely boy - take all the hugs you need.



Gerry said...

... bear hugs ...

JahTeh said...

Thanks youse lot.

I look around at all the 21stC techno stuff and I know how much he would have loved it.

You know what I hate most of all, losing the memories that get a little dimmer every year and I really try to keep hearing his voice in my mind but I'll never forget his laugh. I won't forget that.

JahTeh said...

Rh, I hope you haven't been deleting any of your golden moments? You have given me many laughing moments over the years.

Helen said...


Middle Child said...

I'm sorry I didn't realise and my heart aches for you, and you know I mean that. The very one thing I hope I never have to experience in this life is the loss of either of my daughters. Grief is raw and bitter more so for the loss of one's child than any other grief I feel.

Take care and I hope on some level all of us thinking of you can help just a little ease.

R.H. said...

I tried deleting some of my 'bronze moments' but couldn't find the bin.

ThirdCat said...


phil said...

and from me too.

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