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I'm not lost, I just don't know where I'm going.
But I'm determined to enjoy the journey.
12th-Jun-2007 16:03
女暗部 - flowers

It's been a week since I received the news, it's about time I write about it.

Margrete Somerville, a dear friend of mine, recently passed away. Like practically all my other friends, I didn't see her often. I think the last time I saw her was ARCON last summer. I can still hear her voice in my mind. Always cheerful, she could tell me it'll work out and even in my depths of despair I'd believe her.

I think it's still sinking in. It's so incredibly unfair, but that's how life is. You never know who you are going to lose next. And it is a great loss. To me, to her family and friends, to the role-playing scene, and to humanity itself. We've lost someone who made the world a better place.

I have no idea what to say. I don't believe in an afterlife, so I can't comfort myself with the idea that she's in a better place. The idea of her no longer existing frightens me, but that's what I'm faced with.

How do you guys deal with death? The realization that you or a loved one will someday die? I've been thinking about death a lot lately..
12th-Jun-2007 16:07 (UTC)
Even if you don't believe in an afterlife, if death is inevitable don't you owe it to yourself to find some way to embrace it? Look at it like it's our final, unavoidable bow as human beings. We all have our own ideas regarding the existence and quality of the afterlife, but this much we have in common: We aren't going to live forever, at least not on this plane. So it's good to come to terms with death.

That being the ideal, I can only imagine what you're faced with. Losing someone you care for is incredibly challenging. I'll keep you in my prayers, even if you DON'T believe in that sort of thing. :P
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