Recently my mother passed away. Her decline came rather swiftly as a result of a brain tumor and likely a series of small strokes as well. She passed away in the afternoon and in the evening when arrived home I was greeted by my wife who said to me, your a orphan now. I chuckled at the comet. Still, the words kept coming back to me the next day.
My father passed away in 2005. Both paternal and maternal grandparents on both sides of my family are deceased. Cathy's biological parents are deceased as well as her grand parents. She has a step mother that is surviving but as fare as actual birth parents, she too has been an orphan for a while now. It is a peculiar thing to reflect upon that sort of aloneness that you suddenly find yourself in.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings