Be Not Proud

Most of us are familiar with the saying “Death comes in threes”. That nasty coincidence of the moment you learn of a person’s death, two more deaths tend to occur in rapid succession. “Rapid” being relative to the potentially bereaved of corse. Nevertheless, it seems Thanatos’ abacus is a bit off as of late. I mean think of the swath of musicians taken from the earth twit December and January, this past winter. It felt as if Death was working in multiples of three then. Was he bored then? Geesh. Clearly, he was equally as bored these past few days for me.

I sit here this evening trying to wrap my head around the fact that there are six wakes/funerals in my horizon. Between tomorrow and Saturday, six of them.


I cannot process this plethora of back to back death, I cannot attend all of them for my own sanity. Realistically, for the ones I will not attend, I was not close with the respective families. If pressed, one or two may remember me from one gathering or another, but really no will miss my presence among them,  but me. For the services I will attend. It’s a funeral, can’t really say much else.

Six people who I know personally, have died within the past six days.

It is too much.

Thanatos, seriously dude, get a hobby.


I’m sure most of my fellow slicers are fairing much better – so go check them out:


Day 21 of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

3 thoughts on “Be Not Proud

  1. Ugh, I couldn’t imagine. So much pain and sadness to carry through your days when attending funeral after funeral. I felt that heaviness and fear in your post. I am sorry. 😦

  2. I’m sorry to hear about this sad stroke of luck. I like that you have a conversation with death and the curse. You have a great voice! And, the title is solid!

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