What to say when a life is gone? After months of suffering, “he” is gone. Some days, I was told, he spoke of a future. Other days he spoke of the past and the future didn’t exist. He went from hope to acceptance of what was to come.
It’s hard for our minds to grasp the concept of imminent death. The moment of no existence is impossible to imagine. You instinctively fight for your life and your brain just doesn’t want to let go. Maybe when you finally come to terms with your end, others just can’t. No matter how well we know the end is near, we cannot imagine a world without our loved ones.
I’m so sorry, my dear family. May he rest in peace.
May I not have to light a candle in a very long time.