Firoza & Jeremy Karodia

For Maria, from Oupa

By Firoza & Jeremy Karodia

As I float between space and time,

Between the melodies of history and

Harmonies of memory,

I dance silently thinking of you…

I dare say it’s hard for you to negotiate

Life in this moment in time without me

But I am taken to the unwritten and

Unwavering pledge we made to each other

When we first laid eyes on each other…

That pledge to live with love,

To abide by honour.

That pledge that was steeped in honesty and loyalty to each other…

And by doing so for each other

We were able to dedicate our pledge to love life to its fullest.

Embrace the birth of our beautiful baby daughter, Searatoa.

We were able to journey together and navigate the pitfalls and hardships

but also be mesmerized by the beauty and joy that life offered…

I could not do it alone…

nor could I do it any other way without you…

We became US because of each other…

I saw in you a shadow of me thus making us one…

The journey we undertook evolved into a resilience…

A resilience so radiant it shines on me through the fog…

I believe that this resilience is the inspiration from which you will

continue to grow,

Continue to love and fight.

Continue to contribute to humanity because of your humanity…

 

I may not be here but I am here…

I am not ahead or behind you…

I am right beside you…

I live through you…

I see through your eyes

As you see through mine…

I live in your heart…so just look into

yourself and you will find me there…

Aluta Continua

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