I took this picture in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England about a year ago. I loved the reflections of the stained glass windows in the water of the black font. The inscription on the side of the font read: “As you pass through the waters, I shall be with you.” A reminder of the beauty of love, silence, stillness and grace, no matter what your religious or spiritual faith.
My grandfather, Ralph, on the right of this picture, was the kindest, most loving, most generous man I have ever known. He was strong and confident and achieved so much in his life as a Royal Air Force physical training instructor and, later, as a coach to the British and Jamaican wheelchair basketball teams. He coached them to success in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and garnered respect from the sporting world. He also received a British Empire Medal for service to sport. Whilst I am obviously tremendously proud of his professional success and love telling his stories, my pride