Life goes on. I've thought or said those words many times. After a disappointment, life goes on. After a failure, life goes on. And, a few weeks ago, after the death of my father in law ... life goes on for the rest of us.
He died at home, as he wanted. Peacefully. No agitation or crying out. One moment he was awake, and the next asleep, and then he stopped breathing.
Grief is tricky. Thinking about his life brings up feelings of admiration and delight. Or frustration and regret. Or a thick blanket of sadness. The thick blanket days are the hardest. Life goes on.
|Jan Pieter van Schoonhoven, 1926 -- 2013|
Vladimir Horowitz, Schubert Impromptu Opus 90, No 3.