It is always shocking

From our regular Confessions Section:

 

“It’s not that I still half expect to bump onto him in town. I know he’s not coming back. But it bugs me that most people think that him not being here is normal now. To me it is still an aberration. He didn’t get to grow old. It’s like there’s a life-sized space in the world where gravity is reversed. It doesn’t matter how long it’s there; the fact that it exists at all is always going to be shocking. And when you act like it’s fine, I am a wee bit offended on his behalf.”

 

First published in Widows and Widowers magazine Issue 15

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