linden tree -- a tree that provided many offerings for the herbal tinctures and salves he made.
This morning, we received news that Octavian had died. But oh my, this was a man who knew how to live!
When he raised a glass of wine in cheers, his greeting was nearly always an enthusiastic 'Happy Birthday!'i
Because he is a strong believer in the existence of a wonderful afterlife, I find myself needing to wish him a "Happy Birthday!' with hopes that he has indeed been born into the place where he hoped he would be.