Monday, January 19, 2015


Today I am filled with many emotions. Can one be sad and happy at the same time? I believe so because I'm right there at this moment. One of my older siblings Milton McIntosh made his transition from this earth on January 16th a little after 4 am. This was after succumbing to bone cancer which was diagnosed a little over a year ago. Last night I sat at a funeral home from 1:30pm to about 8:30pm and I watched as the friends and family who loved Milt dearly came to pay their respect. Most of the visitations start at 5pm and last until 8pm. However since my big brother had so many friends the funeral home added those extra 4 hours or so. They knew the crowd would be very large and man, were they ever right! The line of folks never slowed down and at 8pm the director had to have my sister-in-law and my 2 nephews walk down and greet them. Because if they didn't do that it would have made it impossible for everyone to be acknowledged. I was in amazement as the good folks just kept coming. I have no idea how many there were but I do know some of them stood in line for over 2 hours just to share their love with those of us grieving. Today I watched in amazement at some of those same folks coming for the services. The funeral parlor was filled. The procession to the cemetery sure was a long one. My brother Milt's last ride as a human being was a testament to the kind of man he was. He never met a stranger and he was one of the most loving, kind, and caring man I have ever known. In all my lifetime I never had a cross word with him for any reason. That is not to say that we always agreed on everything. But being 13 years younger than Milt I always looked up to him as a brother, a husband, a father, grandfather, and a friend. He was most definitely a good man by anyone's standards. He was a kind, compassionate, giving, and caring man. I can honestly say that this man, my blood brother, was the kind of person this world needs. I sure don't claim to know what happens to any of us when we leave this old world, but I will say this. If there are more places to be, more wisdom to be gleamed, and more love to be shared in some other state of consciousness, then my big brother will be there still sharing his love with all. I sure love you Milt and I will miss you very much but you will always live in my heart the same way you do in many others. Yes, today I am sad but at the same time filled with joy. I truly believe that he is now in a much better place and that his soul is free from that worn out physical body. Soaring freely in a pure state of consciousness where love and joy abound. Rest in peace big brother. I love you, I miss you, and I hope to one day see you again.


deepian said...

A beautiful, enlightened reaction, Ron, to the loss of a loved one. The bright light that was your brother still remains, albeit perhaps unseen to our mundane eyes. I am sure you will feel him shining on you, and that you will meet him again beyond this realm. Love and light.

captron52 said...

Thank you Ian for those words of comfort. I feel the same way and know he is with me forever. Thank you again.

Dark Star said...

“My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,and if you try to practice them,you'll fail.

My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?

If you want to know me,
Look inside your heart.”

― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Jedi. :)

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Ron. I regret to have not offered my sentiments in a more timely fashion. It has been hard of late for me to keep up with my blogging world.

Such a loss is difficult to bear. Your brother seems to have been a fine representative of humanity. Obviously, your parents bred a good lot of men Ron. The acorn rarely falls far from the tree.

My deepest sympathies and warmest regards go out to you and your family during this most difficult time.

In Lak' ech brother Ron, prosper with peace... live with joy...

captron52 said...

Thank you Dark Star

captron52 said...

No worries Christopher. I sure hated to see my big brother make his transition but with the belief system I rely on I am able to let go and really be happy for those who do make their departure from this 3d life. Thank you for the kind words. You are truly a really great friend.