Goodbye

by keb

How do you give someone bliss who is leaving this life very soon? That is a heavy question, and one that frankly is difficult to write about. My friend Mark, one of my mature friends, is dying. Perhaps tonight, or in the next few days. He is so sedated to keep him comfortable that I don’t know how much he knows about what is going on around him. I told him that I love him. He told me he loved me. I promised him that I would take care of his wife that he is leaving behind. I told him that he need not worry and that he can rest. There are others who will take care of her too. But what can I possibly give a man who’s  next grand adventure has arrived?

I can try to give him peace of mind for the little time he has left. But most of all, I can live true to my promise. I will take care of his Beloved. I will change air filters, take out the trash, call often to check on her, fix leaky faucets, invite her to dinner, learn pinnacle so she has someone to play with. Goodbye Mark. I will see you when I go on to the next adventure too, but in the meantime, rest dear friend. We’ve got it covered. You don’t need to suffer anymore.