Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Uncommon Grief

Death is a transition from one vibration to another. Like switching the setting of your box fan from low to high. Matter simply changes states.

Reacting to death is not always so cut and dry. The common response is sadness, sympathy. I would most definitely feel a sense of incalculable loss if my mother died, which one day she will. For years, I have been collecting hand-written notes from her. They are fewer and farther between now, but I keep them saved up, many unread, so that I have a trigger for the waterworks if need be. Yes, I fear that I may not cry if my mother dies. I fear that numbness will overtake me and I just might step down to the third rail and give it a kiss.

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