A Funeral

I went to a funeral today.

I promised I wouldn’t blog about the death.

We all have secrets. We all tell lies.

I looked around the room and wondered how many know the truth.

You may think you know, but are you just kidding yourself?

Do we have any sense of what someone else is really thinking?

I don’t think so.

I know I don’t know.

Even if the person closest to you whispers in your ear… aren’t they just telling you what you want to hear?

Aren’t you doing the same?

Death is a great equalizer. And as much as I hate it, I love the clarity it brings.

Life is much easier if you don’t fear death.

Start that discussion and you might edge closer to the truth.

I promised I wouldn’t blog about this death.

But I can’t think of anything else.

I went to a funeral today.

elayne trees


5 replies
  1. Brenda J. Butler
    Brenda J. Butler says:

    I had a nice on-topic comment, but apparently I took too long and the captcha expired. I pressed “back” but the message was gone : -( Let’s see if I do this message faster. Darn I have to fill out my name etc again too.

  2. Brenda J. Butler
    Brenda J. Butler says:

    Ok, let’s try again.

    Yes, it feels good if you don’t fear death, but my goodness other people think you’re a freak in that case. One time I tried talking about donating my body to science to my doctor, and she got worried that I was thinking about death too much … we are all going to die 100% probability, I think a little thought towards the end of your life is not a bad thing. But society in general has a problem with that attitude, unfortunately. Now I’m afraid to bring up the topic again (my goal in asking was a bit sidelined by her worrying about my state of mind) for fear of being fed to the psychologists. So to speak.

    Aha, different form for sending … have to read “Terms” and “Policy” … Well at least I will save my comment into a file before I leave this page … Guess I can’t complain too much, I gave up on getting comments on my blog a couple of years ago. At least you’re collecting comments.

    • Tricia Barker
      Tricia Barker says:

      Thanks for posting again! Yes, the “you must be crazy” looks you get if you talk openly about death are interesting. Luckily most people know I deal with the topic and are prepared for my stance. The most important point is how YOU feel and that it brings you comfort. Screw the others if they don’t understand 🙂


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