Monday, June 13, 2016

Questions to ask your parents before they die

"I don’t want to go into detail about my loss. I don’t go into detail about the immense pain that comes with having no parents. I don’t want to talk about how much I miss my mum. I can’t talk about how it feels when everyone around you refuses to address death. In my mind I’ve thought about all of these things a thousand times, but I can’t write a word of it down because it’s still too raw. Here’s the only thing I can think of doing today. Every so often I stumble onto one of those “Things You Must Do Before You Die” lists, the ones that tell you about the adventures you have to take, the high-adrenaline sports you have to try, and the beautiful landmarks you must see. What never makes it onto those lists are the things like, “get to know your parents well.” I don’t think I’ll regret not going sky-diving, or visiting the Antarctic. However, I will always regret that I didn’t get the chance to find out everything I could about my parents."

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