One Man & His Dog by Louise Green
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One of THE gentlest people in the world, my friend (and then boyfriend) Zander playing on the beach in North Wales with the nicest dog in the world (Holly) in Aug 2006.This was taken before he found out he had cancer of the lymph gland. 6 months later he was told he had 2 weeks to live.
He loved that beach and he loved that dog and I know that he loved me…he loved everything, he loved life. He loved his family to bits, his work and his sport, and of course a pint in the pub with his mates.He also loved black and white photography … but unfortunately he never got to see this photo.

Losing him has been and still is really really hard…he told me the day before he died that he wasn’t scared at all…I don’t know where he found the strength to be honest. Why do these special gems of people get taken away from us so soon? Maybe it’s because they do have bigger better things to do elsewhere? I’ve never been religious… but sometimes I want to believe just that.
Maybe he was just too good for this world…but it doesnt stop me missing him, every single day

Comments

  • purelydecorative
    purelydecorativeabout 6 years ago

    Oh Lou, this is so beautiful and so sad!
    I know what you mean about wanting to believe sometimes even though you’re not religious. I’ve recently lost a few people in my life and I also want to believe they are somewhere better, but your Zander sounds like a true gem, and he will never be gone as long as you and the people who loved him remember him.
    This photo is a beautiful way to do that.
    My heart goes out to you.

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 6 years ago

    So poignant Lou. I feel for you.

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoabout 6 years ago

    beautiful and melancholic.. Awesome picture !

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoabout 6 years ago

    I´ve just read your story… I must say I hope you are right.. I feel like you are. maybe it´s not just want to believe ! thanks for sharing it.. You´ve been strong, so many of us is coping with this kind of pain right now ! this photo is a beautiful way to remember him !

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