Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

Good Fortune

When I was little, I remember lying in bed at night and worrying that I might some day lose parts of my family -- my two remaining grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. I was convinced that I wouldn't be able to bear such a thing and I felt a desperate need to somehow separate loss from life. Obviously I couldn't, but as a young kid you sometimes think of such things because you have a notion that living is more significant than how you live.

It reminds me of when someone says they refuse to have a pet because of the potential heartbreak in losing them. If you apply this universally, then it is probably better never to have any family or make any friends.

To Old Age

I see in you the estuary that enlarges and spreads itself grandly as
it pours in the great sea.

~ From: "Leaves of Grass", Walt Whitman

I'm certain that many of my favorite older people and patients are gone now and I was fortunate to have known them.
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