Thinking About Mortality

The obituary for a girl from my high school was in the paper today. I had actually heard on Monday, from my dad who still works at Breck. She just passed away from some sort of sudden medical condition. She had turned 20 the week before.

I did not know Beth very well (she was a year under me), but from my experiences with her in theater I know that she will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her, especially her closest friends and family. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose my sister at her age, for example.

General musings, really. I’ve never had anyone close to me die, although I know it will happen with my grandparents soon enough, and could possibly happen with anyone of my immediate family or friends. Every time someone I sort of know dies (a friend’s mom, someone I sort of knew at school), it does make me briefly consider the possibility that I might not wake up tomorrow. I’m just glad I don’t obsess over death or the risk of death like some people, otherwise I think I’d live a fairly bleak life.

Pray for Beth’s family.

Refuse Resist” from Inquisition Symphony by Apocalyptica


One response to “Thinking About Mortality”

  1. Well, I didn’t know Katie Stauffer, but that was pretty sobering, too, just because she was even closer in age.

    Both my mother’s grandparents, who I was reasonably closer to (for my age), died when I was younger. My father’s dad died this past spring, which was weird because it was something that I felt should’ve hit harder than it did, because I didn’t really know him at all.

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