I lost a dear friend whom I have known since 1981. We were in the same Pre-Primary class, and he sat next to me for the class photo. We were classmates in Primary school for a few years, then we split classes. Our paths crossed again during NS and we served army in the same office for over a year. Two years later, we ended up in the same University and staying at the same hostel. On his wedding day, I was his photographer.
He is my oldest close friend in my life. He left us while doing something that he loved. He will be dearly missed. The memories are too short, but they are beautiful.
So thank you, Jon. For your love and friendship. For being a part of my life’s story.
I dedicate this composition to you. “My Prayer For Jon”.
I composed this song after I heard of your demise. There were a few drafts before this, but they didn’t work. So I waited. I sat on my piano. I waited. And then this came.
Goodbye, Jon Lau (1975-2021).