Wenshan district — I walked into my grandfather’s room and look around. This is the first time in all my life where I’ve been in this room by myself. Grandfather would never leave us alone in the room when we were young, fearing we would mess something up. When we got older, as did he, he rarely went out and guarded his room as if we are still children with sticky fingers. He’s gone. I’m in the room alone. This ro...
Quezon city — And now, the death of a dear relative has brought the idea of death closer to home than ever before. During my first ever meditation last year, a voice whispered in my ear, “Don’t worry too much abou...
San jose — My father died at the end of February, a week before my mother’s birthday and 3 weeks before his 71st birthday. His health had been very poor in the last year but we all thought he was looking better,...
The going away of things
Life and Death
This is a philosophy for stumblers
"Death can not stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while" — Jared Spool
Dark Shadows of 2015
Love you, Daddy. Rest in peace. ♥
When you get the phone call that you were least expecting at the moment, but always was prepared for.
Maggots & things
You made your prom dress with two pieces that transformed princess to a queen.RIP my friend.
In The Geography of Bliss, someone says that one should contemplate death five minutes a day to be happy.
"Maybe it's nice to be buried. This person died in 1895. A century later, we're here, thinking about their life"
Death, devotion and getting a grip
Death is really rather rude. It shows up frequently without notice. It takes a life and leaves the rest lonely. But our stories are not neverending. And the one whose ending comes is given peace and the answer to the question no one living will ever know. The rest of us must mend the tapestry of life and see this tear in the universe sealed, and wait until it is our turn to know what rest awaits us or doesn't.
The Grace of Showing Up
This room, where he saw the world, where he created a world.
Sometimes there's nothing you can do.
My Children's Response to Our Stillborn Daughter, Grace
My father died suddenly - or rather, to everyone else his death seemed sudden and unexpected, but for him, it was a long time coming. From the stories that people have shared about their last moments with him, I think he knew his death was imminent.
Of all the names whispered in the presence of ghosts, “Susan” is by far the most popular.