Gabe Easter

Present and Accounted For

It’s been a weird week.

 

It seldom happens to me, not because I think I’m invulnerable to feeling weird or down, but mostly because my mind is too consumed in what I’m doing to pay those emotions any attention.

 

My mind is a strong one.  That’s not me bragging.  It’s just true.

 

But even strong minds have their limits.

 

This week tested me I suppose.  I spent the week observing people, myself included, for the most part.

 

People are weird.  Even other people grieving.

 

I don’t think that that’s a bad thing, but I think sometimes we forget that at the end of the day, we’re people all the same, with the same character flaws and quirks that we had before we were widowed.  Now, we just have an added level of trauma and crazy.

 

We still take advantage of each other.  Use each other for our own personal gain.  We lie to each other.  We’re capable of disrespect and indifference.  We're annoyed by people, even if they’re suffering the same plight we are.  We still let each other down.

 

 

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