We remember our loved ones no longer with us.
Each year the list gets longer for me:
Brother died at birth
Paternal and Maternal grandparents
Aunts and Uncles
Then I remember those that weren't family, but I knew in one way or another:
Students that didn't make it through the school year,
Fellow classmates from High School and College
Some I remember having long, full, and happy lives,
Some I never really knew,
Some I know had lives cut short by disease, accident, combat
Some I mourned for momentarily
Some I mourn for almost every day
The longer the list grows each year,
Reminds me that death is a part of living,
This day forces me to think of my mortality,
Mortality day it should be named, for that is what it is.
Cheers Patrick...very well said.
Yes, I concur with Brian. Well said, and thoughtfully so with sensitivity.
Thanks, you comments are appreciated.
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