Markov Chaney wrote: I know people don't generally care to hear banal or sad stories about people they don't know. Posting this has been very cathartic though. I hope you all don't mind.
I take issue with both the idea that I wouldn't want to hear this, and that it is banal. To be sure the loss of a loved one is something we all go through and therefore common, but your comments were heartfelt and rooted in your real experience. It may not be poetry, but that's not banal. And I can't say I wanted to hear this (in the sense that I wasn't looking for a conversation about loss,) but I was open and teared up for Margaret--which is something I haven't done in a long time--and I thing it is incredibly important for all of us to remember where we are in the human condition. I'm more than happy to connect with someone--whether or not we ever meet, or even read each other's posts again--and say, hey it's real.
I'm really messing up here, being harsher than I meant to be, but I see the reassureance and the reconnection with the living as being important. Besides, it's just one thread in the e-playa tapestry. Anyone can skip it if they chose.
Be happy--whatever form that takes right now. Or at least be okay.
You're no emotional burdan on me.