Ive been thinking a lot about losses, mostly about the
loss of a human life. How it is a bitter but an
inevitable truth of the universe. Death is a mystery
which none could solve. And its enigma shall prevail
even as we try to drown ourselves in parties and
celebrations only to realize that they were
momentary. Life itself is momentary in space and
time. While the larger truth still remains death.
None has been able to solve the secrets of death and
its glory. Only that its insidious. It comes like an
unexpected wave that wrecks the entire shore leaving
it to heal in its aftermath. And even though you know
its a battle you cant win, you try your best to save
your loved ones from its grasp while at the back of
our mind, you know that in the end, you will lose.
Nothing can be more devastating than that. Nothing
can be more hurtful than watching your loved one die
while you stand beside, helpless. And all youre left to
do is mourn.
The gone wont come back. But the living shall
continue to live and even though, you are in a state of
shock or denial, you shall still move on. Or rather, you
are forced to carry on because that is the cycle of
life-the dead dies leaving behind the living who shall
live, year after year with their memories, until their
time comes and they finally meet in their afterlife.
Seldom can one fully heal from this grief of losing a
loved one. Most of the times, they dont. Their
absence clings on to you. And no matter what youre
doing or where you are living, you will be reminded of
that someone who wont be there to ask you if youre
So, live your life to the fullest. Learn to seize the day.
Find happiness in the smaller success of life. Dont
wait for tomorrow to begin with your dreams. And
most importantly, spend time with your loved ones.
Because no one can predict death. And you never
know where the Grim Reaper might be.