Archive for March, 2012

I’ve been very lucky to avoid dealing with death for most of my life thus far.  I had a run-in when I was 11 that I discussed in a previous blog post, and then managed to not lose any family or friends since.  I attended the funeral of a friend’s grandmother, a woman who had been nothing but sweet and wonderful to me every time I saw her, but still death hadn’t quite been real to me.  I was sad, but felt distanced from it all.  Then two weeks ago I got a call that my paternal grandfather was dying, and that I needed to get there quick if I wanted to be able to say goodbye.  That was when it became real.

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