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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sentiments

Lee Wei Ling (Lee Kuan Yew's daughter) wrote "Love Does Indeed Spring Eternal" on 2 Oct 2011 about her mother's passing the year before, and her father's request:
“For reasons of sentiment, I would like part of my ashes to be mixed up with Mama’s, and both her ashes and mine put side by side in the columbarium. We were joined in life and I would like our ashes to be joined after this life.”

It takes a lot of courage for a man not prone to sentimentality, to make a requests purely for reasons of sentimentality.

Or it takes a lot of Sentiment for a man not prone to sentimentality to request something purely for sentiment.

Go, gentle into the good night.
The race is run, the battles won
Your life's work has taken all your life
Go now to be with your wife
Your two loves are Country and Choo,
What we owe, we owe to both her and you

Go, gentle into the good night,
Rage not against the dying of the light
The race is won, the journey done
You've won your peace, you have won the right
To go gentle into the good night.

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