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R.I.P Karlis

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Lae ma Chaa, Karlis.

Say not, “They die”, those splendid souls,
Whose life is winged with purpose fine.
Who leave us, pointed to the goals,
Who learn to conquer and resign,
Such cannot die; they vanquish time,
And fill the world with glowing light.
Making the human life sublime,
With memories of their secret might.
They cannot die whose lives are part
Of the great life that is to be,
Whose hearts beat with the world’s great heart,
And throb with its high intensity.
These souls are great, who, dying, gave
A gift of greater life to man.
Death stands abashed before the brave
They owe a life Death cannot ban.

(Gurkha soldier’s requiem.)
Translated (probably badly) by me.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

I just went to his profile; he was 73 so he had a good run. Rest in peace, Karlis.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Damn, that is so friggin sad. :unsure2:

I had just responded to one of his topics, yesterday I think.

R.I.P. dear Karlis.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

I'm both deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news of Karlis's passing.

His wisdom will live on in the hearts of the UM Members who have read his posts.

Sending thoughts of comfort to his family and loved ones.

Edited by Tiggs, 14 December 2012 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

This has been a sad day.

RIP Karlis, thank you for all your dedication to our UM community and your wonderful insightful posts.  We will miss you and remember you.  May peace, comfort and strength surround your family and loved ones at this difficult time.

God bless your sweet soul.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

This is so sad, I feel like crying but I fully believe death is not the end. RIP Karlis

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

I will miss you Karlis, you gave me so much I cannot ever properly thank you.  RIP :cry:

Edited by Paranoid Android, 14 December 2012 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Rest in peace. Bless your heart and soul.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Oh that's sad..
I didn't see many of his posts, but I think every one I saw I agreed with..

Rest in Peace..

Thoughts and prayers to friends and family whereever they may be, including here..

*sighs* what a gloomy day this has turned out to be.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

OMGosh. I'm shocked and saddened by this. really at a loss for words.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

Aw this is such sad news and I am truly shocked. RIP Karlis and 'may perpetual light shine upon you'  sending my deepest condolences to his family. :innocent: :wub:

Edited by Star of the Sea, 14 December 2012 - 11:33 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thoughts out to his family and friends.. Rest well.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

I honestly do not know what to say.. It is shocking news and sad...  I was told in PM and I nearly dropped..  All I could say back was - You wot???    

Sad day...RIP Karlis..you were talking about finding salvation recently.. I hope now you have it...

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

I came about the thread right now and was surprised to read this...you're in my prayers tonight, Karlis.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:10 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Karlis. Thoughts and prayers going out for his family and friends and for all his extended friends here on UM. RIP Karlis. God bless.

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