*Days with my Father by Phillip Toledano: the most poignant story about living with his Father in search of fragments of things past.
Every time I revisit this story it gives me the strength to carry on. Lately, my granduncle passed away last week back home, work hasn't been going so well and I just had the most horrible bout of food poisoning that left me feeling violently ill. Nevertheless, no matter how disastrous things seem, the only thing we can control is our own strength, faith and perspective. My granduncle is one of the most gentle and bohemian spirits I have ever known - and he would probably have given me a big squeeze on the shoulder and quietly passed me the sweetest strawberries from his little food store to freshen me up from this rather awful state.
I wish all things are well up there, and you are enjoying all the richness that the world above has to offer.