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I remember going into a panicked shock

I remember going into a panicked shock

I was seven years old when I first experienced death. My cousins sat me down, because the adults were arguing and angry. Some of them were even crying. I asked my cousins what happened, they said our grandfather fell down the stairs back home and died bringing […]

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I only knew him as an old man

I only knew him as an old man

I learned my grandfather was a Nazi only after he died. I only knew him as an old man with big glasses who put sugar on his salad, but so many knew him as Hate.  

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I never went to visit her

I never went to visit her

My grandmother suffered a fall and was in intensive care for many months before ultimately passing away. I never went to visit her. I was too afraid of seeing her that way. It was one of my biggest regrets. I refuse to let a fear of death […]

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I love you always

I love you always

To my mom I love you now I love you always The day will come when you will no longer be here with me. It pains me to think of my life without you in it. I cherish now, and will cherish always the memories and especially […]

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I have no regrets over my choice

I have no regrets over my choice

I had chosen to say ‘No’ to set myself free. I chose freedom over your anger. I have no regrets over my choice just wish you loved me as much as I loved my freedom  

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I don’t think I’ll be able to

I don’t think I’ll be able to

I don’t think I’ll be able to handle my parent’s passing.  

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I don’t know how to help him

I don’t know how to help him

I don’t feel like I have dealt with death a lot on a theoretical level I feel like we should be able to talk about death but in practice not so much. My dad specifically has lost and been in need of talking, I don’t know how […]

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I adored visiting you both

I adored visiting you both

I visited you both in Long Term Care because I wanted to …not because I had to. I adored visiting you both. When dad was gone then I visited just mum…suffering from Alzheimer’s but always her beautiful, calm self. Miss you both.  

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His children were not told

His children were not told

Is of my father, who died at the insanely young age of 39. I was 9, and couldn’t understand what happened. He had a heart attack, and was in the hospital dying, for days, but we, his children, were not told our father was about to die. […]

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Her final breaths

Her final breaths

I remember her gasping for air, a little voice in my head to check her blood O2, me rushing to notify the family in the middle of the night, the slowing of gasping, her final breaths as we all stood around her bed… Art Gallery of Burlington

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