Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sam- Rest in Peace Taryn 12-17-15

We as a human race don't realize the crushing weight of death. We joke about wanting to die before a math test, because it feels like death isn't real.  Death is a far, far time away from now for most of us, so now we feel invincible.  However, when someone we know dies, someone we saw everyday, we remember, that we are just human, and we are not invincible, we will die at some point.  We gloat and jest at death, when really, death is just binding his time until he can laugh at you back.  Today someone I went to middle school with passed away suddenly.  Just yesterday I was joking about how "Oh I would rather die than do to gym".  Today, there were no such jokes, today everyone is silent.  Right now it feels like the world has been spun off it's axis.  I am writing this today to tell you, you reading this right now, I have never been more grateful for everyone around me.  I realized today how much the people in this world mean.  There are people who I don't even talk to, but I know I would miss seeing them, happy, and with the people who mean so much to them.  This girl who passed away was so kind and caring to everyone, and I wasn't friends with her personally, but I saw her every single day, trying to make people happy.  Something you don't realize about death, as soon as that person leaves, you begin to forget.  You forget the small creases in their face, the way their eyes looked when they smiled.  Most importantly you forget their voice.

I encourage you to go to the people who mean the most to you and tell them how much they mean to you, because when they're gone, you will never forgive yourself for not saying it enough.  Rest in peace Taryn, we will miss you.

Hope you have a wonderful day/week/month/year/lifetime/beyond :)
Love Sam

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