This morning has been most cleansing for me…the tears have flowed easily…reading about what I wrote of my mother many years ago…thinking of my father….that Wasiat Imam As-Syafi’i from a dear friend and listening to the songs from days long gone by when my wife was well and our children were still all with us….all those thoughts overwhelmed me…and I did what most of you must surely do….cry. But they were tears of happiness because at 71, all that I want for myself, have been possible. I am still with my wife of over five decades, my children are well, my two grand daughters too….I have a roof over my head and decent food on the table….I cannot ask for more. And for that I am most grateful. May all that you wish for yourself be possible.