For my dear friend Ann

Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 by Travis Cody in

My dear friend Ann lost her father on Friday. I posted these words in January 2007 after the passing of her mother.

Reposent en paix.

A l'avenir, il y a un moment que nous ne pouvons pas voir;
Là-bas, une immensité que nous ne pouvons pas savoir;
En avant est la vie que nous devons vivre.

Entrelacés sont l'au-delà et l'avant,
Comme l'union d'un coucher du soleil avec la vague de l'horizon;
Toute différente, comme la nuit du jour.

Pourtant, sans l'un est l'autre injustifié.
Tout ce qui commence finira bientôt
Et, dans la fin, commence à nouveau.

Thank you to my friend Coco for translating these words.

Beyond and Before

Far into the future is a moment we cannot see
Beyond is a vastness we cannot know
Before is the life we must live

Intertwined are the beyond and before
Like a sunset blends with horizon's wave
Different as night from day
Yet without the one is the other pointless

All that begins shall soon end
And in ending begin afresh

They dance eternally together now.


  1. Sending Prayers of comfort to you Ann.

  1. barb says:

    That is lovely sentiment, Trav. I pray for your friend to be comforted.

  1. Thom says:

    My sincerest condolences to you Ann. Trav...malaho my friend for posting such wonderful words :)

  1. Dianne says:

    you're a good friend Travis

  1. Jeff B says:

    Very nice of you to pay tribute to her father.

  1. That's your window isn't it, Trav?....It looks like the window is open shining a beam of light directly to Canada from you and yours straight to Ann.

    How lovely and comforting....

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Those are beautiful words Trav and a love tribute to Ann's father. I have already paid my condolences. x

  1. Jamie says:

    Truly beautiful thoughts Travis. We are all part of the great circle.

  1. I'm sorry for the loss of Ann's father... What a lovely sentiment and photo of her parents. It's good of your Travis.

  1. Julie says:

    Very nice Travis...I know she is feeling the love.

  1. TopChamp says:

    I'm sorry for her - losing her dad. I have read about him. Hope she's alright.

  1. Kanani says:

    Oh, that's a beautiful photo of the two of them. Wonderful words. My condolences to Ann and her family.

  1. Anndi says:

    I love you, bro...

  1. I wept when I read Ann's blog about this news.