Today marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of my father.
It’s also the first anniversary of the passing of Hao, my first java sparrow.
It seems somehow disrespectful to mention the passing of a pet in the same post as the passing of my father. But the coincidence that they both died on the same day is undeniable.
So I will light a yahrzeit candle for my father. And I will burn some incense for Hao.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.