The Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 10 February

The Head Boy, his two deputies and myself have just returned from Mr Colin Pay’s funeral held at the Musgrave Methodist Church. What a fantastic Memorial service and only fitting for a true gentleman and well-loved former educator at Durban High School.
It is only when one takes time out of your daily routine that you have time to think and assess where you are on this journey of life.

The following document sent to me outlining the last wishes of Alexander The Great has reference:
On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:-
1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery;
3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see!
One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain. Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
1. “I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.”
2. “I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay on earth..”
3. “I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.”
We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. Our time is our life!
The best present that you can give to your family is your TIME and to God is your LIFE.
We wish all our swimmers well at the Westville gala on Friday evening. Our cricket and basketball teams do battle with Glenwood on Friday and Saturday.
Alan Norton
Acting Head Master

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