May Gabriel García Márquez RIP

When someone in your life dies there is always a sense of something left undone. At first, you chide yourself for the times you lost patience or didn’t give sufficient attention when they wanted it. But later, it’ll be taken over by a sense you didn’t let them know often & strongly enough how much you loved them. This beautiful quote by Gabriel García Márquez from “One Hundred Years of Solitude” summons that feeling so well:

“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”

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