Saturday, March 30, 2013

Musings of Death

I woke up this morning before the sunrise.....thinking of loss, of death and how our society looks at passing of spirit from body.  It is difficult,  we love our friends and family members and I think no matter how we look at death......loss is a bitter pill to swallow.  I think about other cultures, and the death rituals that are practiced.

Religion gives comfort, mourning brings closure, and philosophy, peace......for some.  For some of us when loss takes place, there is such intense grief......there is no closure......and we are bound to  wander a wasteland filled with hopelessness for the rest of our lives.  Age plays a part in how we handle death,   usually when someone young dies, there is profound remorse for a life just started,  while someone in their 7th or 8th decade is lauded for the good long life they have lived.

The death of a child, starts a parent on a downward spiral,  a parent's death leaves an adult child feeling like an orphan, a spouse's death can break a heart forever and a friend's death leaves a void
that never is filled, a sibling's death leaves emptiness and often regret.

I think about death, and the ways that I have experienced it.......friends, parents, a sibling.......the horrific kick in the stomach you feel at first, the disbelief, the shock, the pain, the anger, the grief, and finally, the good memories, tinged with sadness.  Death is the equalizer, we will all face it at some matter what your beliefs about what happens thing for certain,
we will all live today, love those around you, find happiness in something every day, be grateful, make the moments count......

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