Truth: I recently lost my father and the grieving process has been quite an experience.
The emptiness, the anger—what I’ve seen on movies, what used to seem unreal to me—is actually quite accurate.
And the friendships. I’ve never been a selfish friend but right now I feel it’s acceptable to take some time to myself to grasp what’s going on in my life. If I’m not mentally here to listen to a friend’s love life or be across the country at my best friend’s side during her labor, I hope my friends understand.
Because this thing here, death, really makes you cling tighter to the loves you have. But if you don’t understand its side effects, if you try not to understand it and treat me like a character in one of those sad movies, please know why I will no longer hold tight to you.