Dear Dearly

Dear dearly,

I write again

Barely a year down the line

A reaction, my reaction,

To the long stretch of death

Yeah, it’s him I’m talking about,

He that you know,

He who’s loss makes our eyes teary

Our colleague, a friend, family!

Dear Freddy, this was sudden

You shoulder stayed much longer

You know you should have,

As whatever you chose to be.

An acquaintance; or just a passer by

Either way the impact could have been great,

Greater than you gone!

This loss is enormous, and it breaks our hearts

All we have are memories. You, and us

Yet we search over and over again

Hoping to find you!

Somewhere in our midst.

Coz we miss you already and want you back.

Not to mourn but be jolly!

And celebrate the life well lived

Rest easy brother, you’ll be greatly missed

Adieu!

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A Fortnight

They say learning is a continuous process. I agree.

The other day there was a heated argument at my workplace on whether we were going to have a meeting ‘once in a fortnight’ or ‘every other week’.  The reason I thought, “why not share this?” was because I always thought a fortnight had a similar meaning to every other day rather than every other week.

I don’t know whether I’ve succeeded in confusing you too. If I have, then we better work on un-confusing you.

A fortnight – a unit of time equal to fourteen days, also a period of two weeks

Every other week – every second week, as in something happens one week, and then it doesn’t happen in another, then it does the next and so on. Also every even week, every odd week

Every other day – every second day

Basically the difference in the meeting happening in a fortnight and every other week is the same.

love, dm