Death in any circumstance is tragic. There was a life. Now it is gone. A flame snuffed out. Death of a young person is almost sadder as they still had a life to live. Leaving family, friends and children behind, leaves everyone bewildered and like they’ve lost a limb. Speechless. Numb. Sombre. Angry. Devastated. Lost. Is it better to know when someone’s going or for them to just go? Not sure there’s a good way. The one thing death makes you do is take stock. Of your life, of your ambitions, of your friends, of your family, of what is important and unimportant.
It makes you love your kids a little more and hug your family a little tighter. It’s all so fragile. And just like that, it’s gone. xx