- 22 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 13, 1994
- Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Date of passing: May 2, 2016
- Place of passing:
New York, United States
|Let the memory of Joseph be with us forever|
"Four months without you Joey. We love you and miss you so much.
I know you are a handsome Angel in heaven and you are watching over us.
Every time I see a rainbow I think of you Dear Joey, my dear nephew.
Look for me in Rainbows
Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.
It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.
Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.
Music and lyrics: Conn Bernard (1990). Vicki Brown"
"I saw this and I thought of you and your family.
is unpreventable; the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control, of holding in our affections those who inevitably move beyond our line of sight.
Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let go but cannot, in other words, it colors and inhabits and magnifies each and every day; heartbreak is not a visitation, but a path that human beings follow through even the most average life. Heartbreak is an indication of our sincerity: in a love relationship, in a life’s work, in trying to learn a musical instrument, in the attempt to shape a better more generous self. Heartbreak is the beautifully helpless side of love and affection and is just as much an essence and emblem of care as the spiritual athlete’s quick but abstract ability to let go. Heartbreak has its own way of inhabiting time and its own beautiful and trying patience in coming and going.
Heartbreak is how we mature; yet we use the word heartbreak as if it only occurs when things have gone wrong: an unrequited love, a shattered dream, a child lost before their time. Heartbreak, we hope, is something we hope we can avoid; something to guard against, a chasm to be carefully looked for and then walked around; the hope is to find a way to place our feet where the elemental forces of life will keep us in the manner to which we want to be accustomed and which will keep us from the losses that all other human beings have experienced without exception since the beginning of conscious time. But heartbreak may be the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way.
…If heartbreak is inevitable and inescapable, it might be asking us to look for it and make friends with it, to see it as our constant and instructive companion, and even perhaps, in the depth of its impact as well as in its hindsight, to see it as its own reward. Heartbreak asks us not to look for an alternative path, because there is no alternative path. It is a deeper introduction to what we love and have loved, an inescapable and often beautiful question, something or someone who has been with us all along, asking us to be ready for the last letting go.
CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment
and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.
© 2015 David Whyte: Now Available
Photo © David Whyte
Barga, Province of Lucca, Italy
"Joey, growing up with you was like growing up with an older brother. We didn't always get along but you were still my best friend. There are no amount of words that could possibly explain the amount of loss I feel without you here. There was still so much left we had planned, and so much left for you to see. Some days I wake up forgetting I can't just walk five houses down and see your face, and some days I wake up wishing to go back asleep just so I can see you in my dreams. I will never forget you, or all the memories we shared. All memories I now regret taking for granted. I love you and I miss you so much Joey"
"To Joey, we were brought into this world together. You're older than me by one minute and I would never forget it because you will always "remind" me. You have the most caring, sweetest, genuine soul I became lucky enough to come across. I can never thank God enough for putting you on this Earth as my twin brother. You are always there for me, always having my back no matter what, and you know I always got you no matter what. I love you. I miss you and I will never forget the angelic soul you have and the most beautiful person you are."
"I knew you as Joey, and I knew you as Smiley. They say the purpose of life is to be remembered, whether it's in the annals of history or in the hearts of others, you leave behind stories. To my fallen brother, I tell you that your name shall never hush across the eons of time but, shall forever be echoed from my heart and the heart of all your brothers in the stories you yourself have forged with your life; these stories that shall stand as monuments to who you were and forever shall be in the here-after. I'll miss you Joey, you will always be in my prayers even when God has taken you with good hands and heart."
"My heart is brokenit has been one month I haven't seen your face. I don't hear your voice, I don't see your gorgeous smile. I still feel you're coming back to me baby. I'm remember you came tired from work and dropped yourself on the floor. Rocky was in your arms and you asked me, "Mom I wish I'm still baby, so you can hold me in your arms and bring me to my room." I held you in my arms and we walked to your room and I drop you on your bed, you kissed me and smiled. That smile means the world to me. That world ended when you left me. I miss you so much and you are always on my mind and in my heart. RIP my sweet baby boy Joseph Atalla"
"Dear Joey, 3 months without you, your family and friends miss you so much.
If tears can build a stairways and memories a handrail I'd walk up to heaven and bring you back home. We all love you and miss dear Joey."
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