Love and sadness

It doesn’t feel like a very romantic day with all of that love in the air.

Dee’s brother Liam, a very special man passed this day last week after an illness which cruelly took his life at the young age of 64.

She adored her brother who she says at times was like a dad to them when they were growing up, the person they would call if they were sad, scared, upset or when they fell down.

The sadness is heavy, really heavy not just for Dee but for all of the family – it’s awful watching heart’s breaking and there is really nothing you can do but just be there.

So today doesn’t feel like the day for cards, roses and gestures but then again is that the whole point of love?

I always say that the best of fun is the worst of tears – the deep sadness ultimately comes from that deep love and at some point those two will travel together.

So while I’m not making a great case for cards, roses, romantic gestures and candlelit dinners on this special day, I do want to make a case for the love that does not necessarily go with those things but is just as important. I could see that real love from friends and family over the last few really hard weeks.

So today tell your friends, your family, your neighbours, your pets and anyone who plays a special part in your life that you love them and say a prayer or raise a glass to those who aren’t physically here anymore but live on in our hearts.

It doesn’t have to be a candlelit dinner to be love (…if it is treasure it!)

RIP Liam Waldron.

Greg Canty 

Greg Canty is a Partner of Fuzion Communications who offer Marketing, PR, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing services from our offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland

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8 Responses to “Love and sadness”

  1. Charlotte Says:

    Rest in peace Liam, sorry for your loss. These are beautiful words Greg and very true.

  2. Tommy Doyle Says:

    Greg that is a lovely written gesture
    We feel for Deirdre and all her and Liams family RIP
    A fantastic man deeply missed

  3. juliemoyle Says:

    Hi Greg

    My heart really goes out to you, Dee and your family. What an immensely cruel and devastating loss, I was so sorry to hear about it. Why does it seem to happen to the nicest, most treasured people? That was a beautiful tribute.
    Sending my best wishes.

    • Greg Canty Says:

      Thank you Julie – we need to appreciate each and every single day and look after our precious time with friends and loved ones. Those who have left live on inside us and we owe it to them to live life to the full. Greg

  4. Deirdre Mackesy Says:

    Sincere condolences to Dee, you Greg & all the family. Such a terrible loss. May Liam RIP. Beautiful words Greg.

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