This topic was brought to us by Padmini. From another it would concern me. From Padmini, no concern.
My mother’s brother died last night. It is sad to say goodbye, but this world is the world of the living. We will meet the dead in oh so many forms as we move on, but while we are alive, our mission is not complete.
So, tonight, rather than spend time working on a very worthy topic from a very worthy individual, I conversed with the living. I spent hours on the phone talking with my mother about everything under the sun.
I really think that is what a person should do faced with the inevitable. Face the truth, but don’t cultivate the dreary, don’t stoke the grief. It will play out in its own time, in each person’s own way.
I salute my uncle and wish him well on his journey. I embrace my mother, still on this mortal coil. And, I move on with a deeper appreciation of what it means to be mortal and still alive.