No one is an expert in death. Whatever the manner or the circumstances, it always comes as a shock. Reality becomes a bad dream that everyone wishes to wake up from. It’s just a matter of living the nightmare or accepting it for what it is.
It’s hardest to those closest to the person who passed. It’s similarly hard to the people who care about those who experienced the lost a loved one. We can only hope to get through it safe, sane, and sound, even though the scars of loss remain.
A single life snuffed out of existence is like a single drop of water in a calm lake. It creates ripples affecting everyone’s lives. It distorts and shakes what we have become accustomed to. And the effect it has on our being is small at first, but gradually growing, and there is a struggle to keep afloat against the waves of emotion each time reality hits.
Today’s Music Monday is dedicated to everyone who’s lost a loved one and to those who’ve witnessed what this loss does to their own loved ones. It’s never easy, no matter which perspective. One thing I know for sure, we should never shut down or close everyone else off. It’s their struggle as much as our struggle to continue, but we all continue together.
The experience changes us. Be it for better or worse, it changes us for good.
If I Die Young by The Band Perry
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Have you suffered or know someone who’ve suffered a loss? What advice would you give in such situations?