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Sophie had only ever experienced the joys of living; however, the finality of death had been extremely traumatic.   She now understood the precariousness of life, and yearned only to find God in face of death.

Sophie travelled in the hearse, wishing to accompany the body as it made its final earthy journey.   The Priest spoke tenderly to his mournful congregation, leading them in reflective pray and onwards into the crematory.

Supported by the undertakers, Sophie reached the open grave.  The oak coffin was gently lowered into the bowels of to the earth, prayers were uttered for Sophie’s soul’s final journey.

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© Paul Nichol 2013

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