I AM I SAID
Category: Mental Health and WellnessBy: magnoliaave • 3 years ago • 52 comments
but no one heard....not even the chair!
A great Neil Diamond song, but I never listen to it that I don't think about the millions of people who have no one.
I don't care who you are or how much money you have to be alone is horrible. Can you imagine if there was no one who cared if you died or lived?
I think about the homeless. I think about the children who are abused with no one to speak for them. I think about the woman who are sex trafficked with no one to speak for them. I think about the disabled who have no one to speak for them. I think about the elderly who have no one to speak for them. And, I think about my brother.
He was the youngest. Handsome, smart, but always liked to live on the wild side. He was sick for a number of years beginning with cancer, but he worked. Last year, He died. He lived about 45 minutes from me and everyday, I would go see him.....sit, bring'em food or whatever. His family was no where around helping out. His wife died the year before. I would call his grandson, granddaughter, son to no avail.
He told me one evening on the phone that when he died to let them all know that they broke his heart. I said I would, but when it came time for me to give the eulogy, I couldn't. I told them what they wanted to hear....how wonderful they were.
In the end, what does it all matter? It matters a lot to have someone hold your hand and be told, I love you. I don't want to die alone....my life didn't begin with just me and I don't want to end it with just me.