We are not alone in our loneliness
Others have been here and known
Griefs we thought our special own,
Problems that we could not solve,
Lovers that we could not have,
Pleasures that we missed by inches…
I thank you and I say how proud
That I have been by fate allowed
To stand here having the joyful chance
To claim my inheritance.
For most have died the day before
The opening of that holy door.