Wednesday, May 17, 2006

12. Laughter's Gift

Many years ago we used to own a two foot tall sculpture of a laughing Buddha made of dark polished wood. He used to stand with his hands outstretched, one hand hung with a set of mother of pearl worry beads.

The laughing Buddha came to symbolise my late step father Gerry Broidy. This illustration, using old photos of the sculpture, would be a personal remembrance of Gerald. A testament to a life lived with a smiling heart, a generous spirit and a loving nature. All the things that will make you live long in everyone's collective memory.

Life's most valuable legacy are not material things (which can be taken away like our statue of Buddha) but in the memories and the values of a positive, generous heart.

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