You have inspired my life, my curiosity, my appetite for knowledge and the urge to seek truth. And the path to knowledge and to truth is as beautiful as you are. You have inspired many – to learn and find their own answers in life. Like ripples in water, you have touched countless lives in the past 71 years.
The knowledge you have passed on as a teacher has given many children a solid foundation in life. But beyond that, the curiosity you have inspired is priceless.
Remember that evening when I was only 8? You pointed to the three stars lined up in the sky and said “Look Geir, there’s Orion’s Belt”. That moment would change my life forever. It is one of the defining moments in my life, one I will never forget and will forever be thankful for.
I keep with me so many memories of inspiration, warmth and joy. The adventures, the laughs, the challenges, life.
I am thankful for the past 5 years that we lived together. I am glad now that you passed away at home and in my arms. At least it was swift, and you didn’t die alone. It was the most intense moment in my life. I didn’t think even for a split second that you would die – even as you passed away. That light of yours just wouldn’t fade, couldn’t fade. You are my mother, you cannot die. Only later did I realize that you actually passed away as I was holding you.
But your light will never be extinguished.
The image of the lighthouse I dedicate to you, along with a piece of music I put together last night, only hours after you passed away,
There is a void now. I have no words for what I feel. I miss you more than I could imagine I would do.
I promise to at least try to fill the void with some positive energy – I promise to inspire others to learn, to be curious and to find their own paths and truths in life.
Turid Isene… Mamma…I love you. So much. You will continue to inspire. You are beautiful.