I am not quite sure why, but today I thought about death. About suddenly passing on, with no goodbyes. No final curtains. No warning.
I thought about what would be left. What is still unsaid. What will maybe never be said. I wondered if people would say good things about me? Or if it would barely register?
I thought about the things I love. And the things that love me.
The things that I carry. And the things that carry me.
And I thought I would write this. So that it is forever. It is not meant to be a eulogy. Maybe one day. But not right at this moment.
To anyone that reads this. To whoever needs this. To whoever.
Please take care of the things I love. The places and people that have been important. Love the creatures that have kept me warm. The beings that comfort and give me life.
Please care for the things I leave behind. The little things, that matter to no one but me. The shared moments that form over a lifetime.
Please be kind to yourself. In the going about of your life. I have been so hard on who I am, that sometimes I have forgotten to be who I am. Never make that mistake.
Please believe that you are stronger than you thought. No one survives this world with their perfection intact. That does not make you any less perfect.
Please believe that someone, somewhere, loves you. Here or not. Aware or not. Alive or not. Someone, something loves you. Gives you Grace. Hopes for your Grace.
Please remember to breathe. And enjoy the things that really matter. For too long, I missed the little things. The fluffy things. The hopeful things. The pure joy of the breath. Don’t let a moment pass without finding a joy in those little things. In the breath of life. The breath of a friend. The breath of hope.
I have always loved you.
If you ever doubted it, I miss you.
If you ever thought you needed it, I forgive you.
I hope you forgive me.
Please believe that I wait. We all do. When that time comes.
I will wait. For all the things that I love. And all the things that I have ever loved.
I will wait.