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Loss

Someone on blog that I follow lost his grandfather yesterday. I didn’t think it was appropriate to discuss on that blog but it made me think about losing those around us.
Losing those around you is probably the hardest part of growing up, right up there with learning to be responsible, sensible, or whatever the hell else it is we’re supposed to do as we get older.
It always amazes me that humans have such varied responses to losing a loved one. So I was wondering if we get somewhat accepting of the loss and I remembered my own grandparents. My maternal grandfather died 13 years before I was born, a few years before my parents had even met. My maternal grandmother died when I was 10 or 11. I really did not know her well at all but my older sister told me a lot about her. My paternal grandmother died when I was 15-16 years old but I had had a chance to know her. She was a sweetheart with a real mischievous side, so this hit me harder than my other grandmother. Her husband died when I was 25, from cancer. I had worked with him for a few years and so I probably knew him best. I visited him in the hospital almost every day and we talked like two friends, both of whom knew the end was near. Don’t know if it means anything but I noticed that the older I got and the more I knew someone the harder it was to see them go.

Wrote this 2 years ago and have no idea why I hadn’t posted it.

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Written by Ruckus

January 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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