Click on the link and watch that. Just watch it.
Did you watch it? How do you feel?
I’ll admit that I definitely teared up and cried because that didn’t just break my heart; it crushed my heart into a lump of squished meat, threw the meat into a processor, turned it into a package of grounded meat, gave it to an old cat lady, took the poop from the lady and threw it right onto my lifeless face.
Is that how animals (that are close to us) feel when we leave the world?
That doesn’t just apply to animals. The pain and sorrow we feel when a beloved one passes away never truly leave us. Sure, over time things get better and wounds heal, but most of the time there’s a scar. You can’t avoid feeling the scar, much less looking at it. It’s always there, reminding us of the inevitability of separations and permanent goodbyes.
To those who have lost loved ones, I’m sorry and that while there are little moments in life when you will be reminded of your pain, I hope you will find breathtaking views such as a sunrise or the radiant smile of your partner/friend to tell yourself that you’re happy at this moment, and that’s all that matters.
To those who are fortunate enough to have all your loved ones close by your side, treasure every moment whether it’s good or bad because, well, there’s never quite enough time and there’s no downside to having more great memories of your friends and family.
Time for me to sleep? Night!