A new dutch song on the radio suddenly deeply struck my heart. Waiting in traffic I couldn't help myself feeling overwhelmed by emotions. Listening to the lyrics of this song (unfortunately for our english readers it is in dutch) I could see my dad in front of me, reading me a bedtime story, pulling my mother close. I remembered how he used to whistle in our home, driving my school and sports performance, intensely proud of his daughters and grandchildren... How I miss him. How we all miss him. In 4 days I turn the same age my dad was when being diagnosed with irreversible cancer... After that 11 more years of joy, laughter, tears and love. Twelve years after saying our goodbyes we are still so close in spirit and in a song like this, all of a sudden, it all comes back so vividly.