Today Was About Death

by variousglimpses

Today I watched Six Feet Under with my friend and then my mother rang to say her cousin had died.

No-one knows yet how the cousin died. It was sudden and unexpected. My mother didn’t talk much about her death. She talked for a long time about how she lived. I never knew this woman, and my mother had never mentioned her to me before. Now I know many things about her life.

For the living, death is life, and this is why we cry. For the dead, death is just death, and not worth shedding tears over.