Today Algy watched the evening sun sink down and thought especially of his friend Stephanie, who is watching a final sunset, of Shannon, who so recently feared that a sun was setting but found a new day dawning after all, and of his other Tumblr friends who are facing grave challenges and loss. Algy hopes that all those who are walking through the valley of the shadow of death will be able to find renewed strength and comfort, and he sends extra fluffy hugs to them all xx

         Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
          The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
                          Hath had elsewhere its setting,
                                       And cometh from afar:

[Algy is quoting from William Wordsworth’s poem Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.