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Fucking incredible reading. :/
Reading stuff like that from people who knew they were on their way out is always a massive choker :(
he had the benefit of knowing when it was likely to happen. that's how i see it, and it's how i want my mind to start thinking.
that's basically what I meant. Especially if I was to pass on whilst my kids were still young - I'd love to be in a position to kind of plan and leave them some kind of legacy for the future. If that makes any sense at all.
so, that was incredibly dignified and moving.
great read and interesting way to go out. Nice that he has documented it from that angle.
:( ach. He seemed like he was a nice broad minded guy.
something similar of a woman who was dying of AIDS recently on here taken by a photographer. Showed in pretty graphic detail her demise, and the relationship between her partner and kid that seemed pretty volatile. Was incredibly sad.
I looked at it just before I went to bed and I couldn't move for about an hour after trying to take it all in.
i hate sad faces and RIPs and 'tribute' postings and any sort of grief related stuff on the internet.
but the repetition in the final line is one sad beautiful thing that made my eyes swell.
I don't know how many times I'd have to repeat that phrase if I were in a similar position. That's almost the worst part of the fear of dying, the anticipation of how much grief your family will have to go through.
I'm supposed to be coming up with something to say at my granddad's funeral, for next week. I was floundering a bit, in terms of how to approach it. This has focussed my mind somewhat.
Natalie | May 4, 2011 8:49 AM | Reply
You know what I love about this post? It's tagged. Even at the end, he tagged his posts properly. It's good to know that even though he's gone, we should always be able to come back here and find all the posts appropriately organised.
In some ways I think that its a really good thing that immortalizes someones feelings just before they die.
But on the hand I also think, why did he have to write this on the internet? Its none of my business.
he makes it our business by posting it, and it is articulate, well written, and most importantly quite honest about one of the hardest things to do in life... i like it.
Blogging about his death is a natural extension of that.