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12/14/2006 7:08:28 PM
Just got back from Alabama, down and back in two days, it was a rough trip in a lot of ways...


The funeral wasn't as bad as I expected. First of all, I was able to sincerely believe that Charles is better off now, out of pain and in a better place. But more than that, I learned something this week. I have always had a childish fear of seeing a dead body of someone I love, to the point that I have refused to go to funerals when I could and avoided going to the coffin if I had to go to the funeral. My cousins wife insisted I walk up to the coffin Wednesday and I was shocked. My cousin was not there. Yes, there was a body and it had some small resemblance to Charles but the specialness, the thing that made him who he was had gone. That might as well have been a manequin lying there, it had nothing to it to be frightened of and I was able to handle it without falling apart. Actually I handled the whole two days without breaking down. I got home last night, washed two days of my brothers cigaret smoke out of my hair and then sat down and cried until I was cried out. That was for the real person who I will miss, not for that body that we put in the ground. And I was crying for me. He is gone and with God, he made his peace with God and was ready to go. I'm the one I felt sorry for because I have no fishing partner, no cousin to call with every little detail of my life, as I have for years. I realized a lot about death and a lot more about living. I realized that I have only half lived my life these last few years, afraid of commitment and making mistakes, afraid of looking like an old fool. so instead I've been one. That is going to change. To be continued

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