He was a man of wisdom. Tried his best to be one.
He did. And the learning process towards that never stop until his last breath.
Extracted from the Wikipedia, the meaning of wisdom:
Wisdom (sophia) is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, with good intentions. Wisdom has been regarded as one of four cardinal virtues; and as a virtue, it is a habit or disposition to perform the action with the highest degree of adequacy under any given circumstance. This implies a possession of knowledge or the seeking thereof in order to apply it to the given circumstance. This involves an understanding of people, things, events, situations, and the willingness as well as the ability to apply perception, judgement, and action in keeping with the understanding of what is the optimal course of action. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions (the "passions") so that the universal principle of reason prevails to determine one's action. In short, wisdom is a disposition to find the truth coupled with an optimum judgement as to what action should be taken in order to deliver the correct outcome.
He handed over his precious scrapbook to Barry when he started to fall sick in early August, 2013.
He left us on 17 September 2013.
(Damn... I am shedding tears as I am typing this entry.)
A simple notebook. He filled it up with newspaper cuttings on life quotes, recipes, tips on how to improve your health and well being and his interest on agriculture. Also, he wrote and scribbled some of the quotes he copied from his findings in the internet and through his reading. For sure it took him quite some time and effort to compile all that.
Barry may not need this book now. He may not bother to read it yet. I am very sure he will value this treasure from his late daddy as he grows wiser. I am going to keep it for the time being, together with the late's other collection items in the display cabinet at the corner of our living room.
May his soul rest in peace....
We love you. We miss you.