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October 2nd, 2009

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08:05 am - Death isn't romantic
This was posted to an acquaintance's Facebook page on the 2nd anniversary of my husband's death. I really have no idea how to respond to this. If I could have laid down and died, too, I probably would have. I don't really find anything romantic about it, just a lot of pain.

"Just watched Walk the Line while cleaning. Does anybody else think it's romantic that Johnny Cash died 4 months after June? Really, to be that in love with someone that you really cannot go on with out them? I think it's lovely."
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Date:October 14th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think when people say that, they're more admiring the depth of the love. I don't think that person meant in any way to suggest that those who manage to survive the death of their loved ones love them any less. When Michael died, I remember kinda wishing I could have died then too. He didn't believe in an afterlife though so it's not like I wanted to die and be with him again....it's just that living without him seemed an impossible task. I don't know that she really understands how painful that loss is and in some ways...it's probably just as well for her for now. I certainly had no idea how much pain a person could feel and survive until it happened to me and I don't wish it upon anyone else.

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