Nick Page

Rehearsal Funerals

Rob’s funeral yesterday. Very sad, very moving, but really positive as well. He knew where he was going. He’d run the race. He’ll be really missed, but, clichéd as it sounds, he’s in a far better place.

One of the amazing things about yesterday was catching up with people who I hadn’t seen for 20 years – and who I didn’t know that Rob knew. It was great to chat with them, but it made me wish it was a happier occasion to bring us all together. What I think we need are rehearsal funerals; places where all your friends can come together while everyone is still alive to enjoy it. I shall start planning mine immediately. Of course, there’s always the danger that no-one will show…