Manuela skyward

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    This is the beautiful Leonard Cohen song that Manuela requested at her funeral - sung by Tony O'Hora.

    Background vocals by Lauren O'Hora.

     

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Manuela O’Hora (nee Kemsies)

December 10, 1975 – March 18, 2014

The Dash

 

The dates that define Manuela’s life

Are far too close and fill me with tears

But what really matters most of all

Is the dash between those years.

 

For that dash represents all the time

That she spent alive on earth,

And now only those who love her

Know what that little line is worth.

 

For it matters not, how much we own,

The cars, the house, the cash,

What matters is how we live and love

And how we spend our dash.

 

So think about this long and hard,

Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left

That can still be rearranged

 

Linda Ellis (adapted)

23 Comments

  • Anette Rosenqvist

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Oh, Tony…
    So, so beautiful this song is. Your passion and pain is easy to hear.
    Perfect choice.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Many thoughts go to you and your daughter, especially to day.
    Xx

  • Dan Chisholm

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    I simply cannot imagine how hard it has been to do this. But it is a beautiful tribute Manuela’s memory. Thinking fo you, especially today.

  • George

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    You are the best muso I have come across Tony

  • John Dowell

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Beautiful Tony…. great arrangement, great song, great vocal.

  • alison

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Beautiful so lovely thinking of you an girls love always ali xx

  • Tj

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Sung beautifuly

  • What a wonderful voice, what a beautiful song! Manuela will hear it in heaven…

  • Kate

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Anthony, been thinking of you and Emily, Lauren and Kayleigh all day. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady who had a great taste in music too. Love from all of us in Achill. X

  • Kitty

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Tony, this is wonderful. Thinking of you all.

  • Andy

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Great tribute to a brave lady…Tony your a special human being..and a talented one at that.

  • Richard Cornish

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    A wonderful tribute and it made me cry. Thinking of you.

  • john underdown

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    how outstanding and brave

  • Lynne

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Thinking of you and little Emily. I had the pleasure of meeting your lovely wife at the pool. She was so brave. Your singing moved me to tears. Beautiful song – sung from the heart. Lx

  • Lou

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    A lovely tribute. Thinking of you all x

  • Natalie Smith

    Reply Reply March 28, 2014

    Beautiful Tony! Thinking of you and the girls at this sad time! Manuela will be truly missed and was a wonderful lady!

  • Silver Springs (Alli)

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    Oh wow, I got goosebumps and I wanted to cry. My deepest sympathies to you and the family Tony. I know what you are going through and it may not feel it now but it DOES get easier. Thoughts of you.

  • Rene Weisskopf

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    Thx for sharing this Song with us.
    It’s wonderfull.

  • Jane Linsell

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    Thinking of you at this sad time Tony.. A beautiful and moving tribute to Manuela

  • Tony

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    Thank you so much for your kind responses:) The funeral was lovely and the sheer number of people gave us a lot of strength!

  • David Wilson

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    Beautiful ….

  • Jan Visscher

    Reply Reply March 29, 2014

    No words needed …. just brilliant

  • Jan Baumgardt

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    Manu war ein wunderbare Frau die viel zu früh gehen musste….
    Dieser Song ist genau richtig für Sie. Super gesungen

  • Steve Mann

    Reply Reply May 27, 2014

    Stunning.

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