Thursday, August 02, 2007

Police Note Grief

To live here means to read obituaries and police notes. They tell a story. 23. Died unexpectedly. Wanted to be a cop. Worked as a security officer at a pharmaceutical company. I remember him sweetly, his love of music.

Died unexpectedly at 23 doesn't always mean drug overdose. It could mean died of heartbreak. Died of loneliness. Died of too much of something. Or too little. Just died, nothing attached.

Which kind of grief is the worst? Is it the kind that makes its way into police notes weeks after a son is found dead?

Which kind is the worst?

From this mother to that mother, I am sorry. More sorry than I am able to tell you.

1 comment:

Elroy said...

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And remember, the Navy has a tradition of helping their own.