|Bravo! I found your words amazing.
Some things are very difficult to write about., especially the things that hurt us the most. Even then, expressing those things in a way that is true to you and moving to the reader, as you have done here...Damn hard to do.
Without knowing how (true to life) this piece is to you, I would ask that you tolerate me as I ramble about my own life observations.
I am an old man that has found that all things in this world are temporary. (ALL THINGS).
Love, family , power, wealth, fame, good or bad health, pain, knowledge and every imaginable emotion.
We are lead to believe and rationalize that with death, we loose it all and that all we did while we were here, gone. Therefore most folks try to maximize the lives they have and the time they are here. They focus on careers, money, happiness - as fast and as long as possible.
In the end, as we age, reality tightens it's grip on us and we start to see a different possible outcome.
What if DEATH is not best defined as the "end of all we are" but the " last opportunity you had to leave behind something for others that might make the stay here a little more tolerable"?
Opportunity to help them love, to share, to smile. Opportunity to help them be comfortable and oh yes one of the most important ones.....Opportunity to help them heal.
You see our lives are only about (us) if we are selfish.
SUMMERY: You have a gift that allows you to change a persons feelings with your written words. Use your gift to lift up others. To give them strength, to help them bask in love, to smile at all the world has and to help heal them..Thats right , you can do that for others my friend.