Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Distance

Distance

We thought he would get better

We thought he would get better

My mom getting a phone call one evening. Two days later, she is on the plane to China. We thought he would get better, but another two days later my grandpa had passed away.

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A small fragment of my life

A small fragment of my life

Absence – of emotion. Distance had led to my grandparents being only a small fragment of my life. It seemed unjust.

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He was such a quiet, humble man

He was such a quiet, humble man

I remember everyone wondering how I coped so well after my father passed away two years ago, Some people openly commented about how strong I was, others just gave me fleeting looks of empathy and concern during a pause in our conversations. My apparent resilience made me

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I still have your voice in my head

I still have your voice in my head

My grandfather. I lost him 2 years ago. I want to say thanks that you called me one day before you died and talked to me. I could not be with you and take your hands at that day because of the distance, but I still have your

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He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

The last time I saw my grandpa. It was about a year before he passed away. He lived in Hong Kong at the time. Staying at a senior home. I was visiting him with my parents, having come all the way from Toronto. He had dementia. He

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