Saying Goodbye

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I found out about the demise of two former colleagues within the last one week, both of them middle-aged men looking healthy the last time I saw them. One of them was a very jovial man who would greet me heartily with a big smile every morning as I headed to the office kitchenette to grab water or coffee. Hearing about his death opened old wounds – memories of friends who had passed away in their twenties. And I came back to an old dilemma; that feeling of confusion on how to react when a loved one is gone too suddenly and too soon. I penned these words  in an attempt to capture that dilemma. Continue reading “Saying Goodbye”