Coincidentally, I was talking with my mother this morning who wants to go and spread my father’s ashes at his favorite spot before she packs up for good and moves a few states away. He was a lifelong smoker and drinker who died 5yrs ago, less than 2 weeks from being admitted to the hospital for But did you die shirt. Long story short, I was living across the country and only made it in time to see him lucid for a couple of hours before he went to sleep and died. Maybe it was Robert’s writing or maybe it was just happenstance that my mother chose today to share her plans. Either way, this was surprisingly difficult to read even tho the positivity of the post was clearly there in everyone’s response.