I wrote last week about an impending passing. They were given 48 hours to live, but that was over a week ago. Their time is very near.
Words don't seem to work during these times. No matter how much you know of the experience, you can't quite find the words that fit the sorrow, loss, relief and emptiness that fills your emotions. You witness them one last time before they're taken away, and all you can think of is how alive they look; even as they lay without breathing.
We all pass, and someone may be there for the final moment...or not. It's part of life, but one of the hardest times of the experience.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
When Words Don't Work
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I am sorry.ReplyDelete
It's been painful to watch the family suffer. They've hovered for over a week, and it's been a brutal emotional experience.Delete