You laugh together, you cry together, you pour another drink. You honor traditions you didn’t know meant anything, until the threat of never doing them again made you sick to your stomach.
So for everyone out there, please treasure everything you have while you still can. Once it’s gone or you lose it, not everything will come back to you and the reality of living without it is not promising at all
I say you got lucky, went up to meet the Lord before us. Of course, sometimes that feels like a lie.
You start feeling guilty about all the lost time, the time you wasted being mad at them, the time you wasted arguing with them, the time you wasted being stubborn and the time you wasted hurting them.
It’s hard because life goes on with or without you.
My mind had been
screaming at me for months.
Live life as if you are NEVER going to die. Ever.
The word, cancer, a distant murmur that I had refused to hear; it was like a paper cut—a seemingly simple, yet irreversible mistake of skin splitting, parting like the sea in slow motion.
Gravestoned is a collection of non-fiction short stories about death and drugs. Kelly shares personal tales of her brother’s drug addiction, his subsequent death, and her own habits growing up.
Perhaps it isn’t the absence of the person that destroys you, but the absence of everything they take with them.