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A GAPING HOLE
By Neel Anil Panicker
When a big tree falls, the ground beneath it shakes.
He wasn’t just a big tree, he was the biggest tree the family had ever known.
All grew under his protective shade, come hail, rain, or sunshine.
He was our lodestar, our go to man, friend, philosopher, guide__ all rolled into one, there for us in all seasons, for all reasons__imparting solidity and strength where needed, vision and guidance for those who sought him out, encircling in his massive arms the infirm and the fragile.
Now, we merely exist, woefully ill-equipped to battle the curve balls that life often throws.
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