I am glad that the 19th of October is here, marking your birthday. Happy Birthday brother. Today I am walking through the house of memory. I recall your smile as the singular key that could unlock a certain door in my heart. I remember your awkward hugs… and yes, I still miss them. Your calls from Joburg, filled with a big brother’s love, pride and concern for his younger sister, always made my day. So today I celebrate you Lee. I am grateful that I got to have you as a soul-sibling for forty years and for our shared life-experience with it’s strange and unexpected twists and turns. I am grateful that we got to walk life’s road together for a while, and that I experienced your love and you… mine. Since you left, many brothers have come into my life and are always looking out for me… and you know what, I can’t help but feel your hand in all of this. So thank you. But mostly I am grateful that you are my brother and that still your spirit unwaveringly breathes inside and watches over me everyday. My gratitudes are many.