Facing the Loss of a Loved One: A Brush with Destiny
I had never been dealt such a difficult blow in my life, until the moment when a dear one was snatched away from me by the grim hand of destiny, death. Two months ago I went into a deep hallucinating zone, and still cannot go back to normal, back to ‘before’. Whenever I try to be in the present, I am engulfed with memories of the departed, recollections of happier times play before my eyes. I hear her voice calling out my name. I do not have words for the bond that existed between us; deeper than relationship, friendship, love.
I assured her that she would get well within the day, but unforgiving destiny had laid her claim before I could. While she was counting her last breaths, I prayed with all my might she may yet get her life back. Now she is gone; and I am left in this haunted world of shadows, tormented by the hallucinations of my own mind. This is what grief looks like for me, and I only wish to forewarn others that this is what life – or destiny or fate – can bring to us.
I am aware that while I may suffer in my grief, or bear my loss however I can, the rest of the world goes on as before. So understand this, now is the time for you to be with your loved ones, to pray for them, to value them. You never know when they might be called away, and no amount of regret or grief after they have passed away can be as important as what you can do for them while they live.
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