Writer’s Post: Endings

This is written in response to Writer’s Post Endings prompt

“I don’t like endings,” he said. I could hear the quiet of their house in the background. He must have been at his desk. There was the tapping of a pencil against bare wood.

This was my cousin, and this statement was made in reference to an elderly uncle of ours who had just died.

But what I knew he was really talking about was the death of his own son, age 24, in a car accident two years prior. After Larry was killed, my cousin, his father, went out and bought an oil lamp to keep in the middle of their dining room table. He still lights it every night.

Time does not heal with the loss of a child, this I have witnessed through those first two years of a father’s grief. But it does perhaps allow for grief to become more comfortable. Threadbare at the elbows, like a sweater worn every day – it does allow for one to more easily to talk about that. Endings.

 


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6 Responses to Writer’s Post: Endings

  1. Amy Morgan says:

    “Threadbare at the elbows, like a sweater worn every day ” what a beautiful and spot on description of grief. Enjoyed this little piece very much.

  2. Chelle says:

    So much truth in this.

  3. nelle says:

    Agreed, and well-expressed. With time, we adjust to the pain.

  4. Well done and so truthful. I like the threadbare at the elbows line, too. 🙂

  5. Arnel says:

    This was so poignant. I loved the description of the sweater. It makes a very good truth of a point. Did you get my helps for the like button and helps?

  6. Yeah … just hearing the word ending brings out a certain sadness …

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