“ It’s not possible to have a neutral experience with death.” Caleb Wilde with Anna Sale on Death Sex & Money.
It was day 2 of the client onsite training, we were just getting into the second hour when the email came through. My family rarely use my work address to contact me. When I saw my oldest sister’s name as the sender, I knew he’d died.
I paused mid-sentence, recovered, finished my thought and called a 15 minute break.
I wasn’t anticipating my Grandad’s death to provoke the emotions I was experiencing.
Acknowledging his passing.
His quiet, gentleness. He cared about people. He cared that life was good to them.
I know he cared about me, one of his many grandchildren. He knew the highlights of our lives. He wanted the best for us all.
I reflect on his life.
His stresses, his joys, his decisions that collectively made up his journey.
I contemplate how I honor the culture, the beliefs, the family unity that he influenced. I reflect on his understanding for the need of Companionship and Love.
I acknowledge what I unreasonably disregarded and misjudged.
I consider if I can allow this experience to unconditionally impress my future.
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