Following my post yesterday, dear gentle I died peacefully this morning, just 15 minutes before I left home to spend the day with him and R. He had been so ill, and this was a peaceful end to months enduring a terrible illness.
R is so brave, and can be proud that she looked after him tenderly all through his illness.
Life can be bloody at times, and we will miss I, his gentle humour, his kind and gentle nature. It was a privilege to know him.
As I drove home this evening, after spending the day with R, I mused over how we hd spent the day. We just sat and talked, about I, about their life together, a life with a gentler pace than most of us enjoy. I was an architect, and worked at home, R worked part-time, and he would cook dinner for her when she returned home, R cutting out recipes from various papers, and he experimenting with them. He loved good wine, and introduced me to a wide range of esoteric dessert wines - we enjoyed many a bottle together. I will really miss him.
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