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I Lost My Grandfather Two Weeks Ago

My grandfather passed two weeks ago. I was informed around midnight. He has passed in the hospital, where he was being treated for covid-19. He was suffering from a lung infection as a result of covid-19, and had a stroke afterwards.

I miss him deeply. He was a kind, patient, and intelligent, well spoken gentleman with a high amount of care for his grandchildren. He provided each grandchild with attention and care, and knew our unique qualities. He was also quite well read, and quoted his favorite writers, philosophers, and thinkers often. He was always able to answer questions and was here to provide all of us with insights into things we wouldn’t know of. He was a well trained lawyer who practised family law, and was a mediator. He wrote poetry, and was a published writer and poet. He was a songwriter as well.

We were always around him when we visited his home. He was usually awake in the early morning, and would sleep very early. He was a quiet, but witty man who wouldn’t hesitate to be expressive when angry. But, he was never violent, and didn’t even raise his voice at his wife or children.

He is missed. I miss him for his kind and easygoing nature. He was a very interesting yet quiet personality. He was extremely humble. I appreciated his unique knowledge of the world, of philosophy, religion, literature, history, politics, language, and law. He was also a man of simple habits. He had hobbies such as reading, writing, and spemding time with colleagues and fellow poets. He recited a lot of poetry at gatherings and was a member of poetry collectives throughout his life.

I miss him because he was like a teacher who shaped my beliefs. He taught me my first bible, though he wasn’t a Christian. He encouraged me to study Hebrew, though he never travelled outside of the country, except as a young man. He was a talented, and kind man. He was also a very supportive person who didn’t hesitate to support women. I would see him encourage women at home; he taught his children and was a parent who was active. He is missed as a loving, intelligent, supportive and kind man.

I miss him deeply and am blessed to have known a person like him. He deserves to be celebrated for his kindness, humility, intelligence, and his support to his children, grand, great grand children, animals, helpers, mentees, colleagues, and contemporaries.

He is a loss to the community, to me personally, to our family, and to our country’s literary movement.

#bereavement #Loss

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Each time I try to get up, I get knocked back up.

<p>Each time I try to get up, I get knocked back up.</p>
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Suicide Loss.

<p>Suicide Loss.</p>
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Wasn't alone, but now I am

#bereavement Lockdown wasn't so hard while D. S. was here, but now it is just me and the two cats. She was homebound due to an chronic illness, but got sicker after Easter. On April 17th she was transported to a hospital, where she passed away. It was not COVID-19, so I am not worried for myself.
I am just saddened by the loss of my dearest friend and longtime companion. We had met as penpals, later became roommates. We shared a lot of interests and supported each other. She was kind and funny, generous and creative.

I need to clean the house, but am finding it hard to get started. Today was a no-telework day, they said it was for mental health. I ended up sleeping till noon. Sigh.
I understand how many of you feel. Any advice how I get going again? #fighting #Depression

Thank you for reading this.

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Wasn't alone, but now I am

#bereavement Lockdown wasn't so hard while D. S. was here, but now it is just me and the two cats. She was homebound due to an chronic illness, but got sicker after Easter. On April 17th she was transported to a hospital, where she passed away. It was not COVID-19, so I am not worried for myself.
I am just saddened by the loss of my dearest friend and longtime companion. We had met as penpals, later became roommates. We shared a lot of interests and supported each other. She was kind and funny, generous and creative.

I need to clean the house, but am finding it hard to get started. Today was a no-telework day, they said it was for mental health. I ended up sleeping till noon. Sigh.
I understand how many of you feel. Any advice how I get going again? #fighting #Depression

Thank you for reading this.

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My angel

<p>My angel</p>
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My Al

I so miss my Al. 21 and everything to have, brilliant at mathematics but died by suicide.

I tried and failed, please try.

T

#bereavement

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Not good enough!


#52SmallThings My small thing was not crying when I was told I was being put on competency targets! #bereavement

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