Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | March 21, 2013

Another Funeral

It’s happened again.

Reading the gut-wrenching news that yet another of my child’s childhood friends will never marry, have children, or grow old. Taking off from work to help a friend bury a child. Danny and Derek and Steve and Jimmy. Enough.

Enough. We always say “enough” when we mean “too much”. Too much sadness to bear. Too much grief to carry.

The worst part is when it’s no one’s fault. This is not a screed about motorcycles or helmets, or impaired older drivers. Nothing like that. No one to blame.

Nothing to do but ache. And hold your kids close, however old they are.

You know how you can tell when it’s getting to them too? They hug you back.



  1. So sorry Lucy. I know how hard it can be. I empathize… Love, Margaret

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