Six months ... a blink of the eye. I can't believe that amount of time has already passed since I lost my little brother. I love him, miss him and wish he was still here. Yet I know all is well with him, that he is not far from here, and that he is watching over us.
John Keets argued that "Nothing becomes real 'til it is experienced." It's an unfortunate reality (unfortunate because it's uncomfortable and not easy), but it's also a good one that helps us learn, grow, and become better people. And becoming better people is an object of our existence.
Roger loved as was really talented at capturing the ocean. Here is one of his images.While the separation from loved ones is inherently difficult, I know that it's a part of life. Life is short as well. So short that by the time we blink a few times, see a few things and do a few things, it is over. All that matters by that point is who we've been to others and what we've become. At that day I hope I will have lived better, and become a better person, in his honor.
'Ofa lahi atu Roger. Ke tau toe fe'iloaki i hevani.