Today, on the other side of the country, people are gathering to say farewell to someone who was once the centre of my life. But I decided to stay here in Devon and simply light a candle in his memory.
There was a time when we were as close as it is possible for two people to be; we shared so much and music was at the heart of the sharing. Through him I learned to listen to music in a wholly new way, with the heart and the soul. For him, Sinatra was the singer par excellence and through him I came to understand just what made Sinatra's voice so special. Our Concert Sinatra album has been played repeatedly in recent days . . .
The music in us lives on.