Just give me.. 10 minutes of mercy. 10 seconds would be fine.
The truck misses my dad.
He has a story to tell, and he tells us.
It would just take 10 minutes, or seconds, of mercy.
We did not get them. He did not get any mercy, none whatsoever, this gentle man.
Only what I had the staff show him, in pain relief. Our ministrations, my brother and I, just broke his heart. The hours I spent with my own body holding him down, in sad and gentle combat, as he tried to break his broken body free, and I told him there was no way out but up..
We had four days of some kind of mix of mercy and torment.
I would have given all that
for 10 minutes of mercy. 10 minutes of conversation.
At the same time, we got to let him go ourselves.
If you have to go, and we all do, let the ones you love hold you.
let them play you music and love you.
there isn't a good way.
But there also isn't a better way.
If it's time to go.
I cannot change time.
I cannot change fate.
I can step into the shoes that fit me, and keep walking.
I may quake, I may shiver, I may be terrified and my heart may be broken beyond repair.
I will come back from it, I will persevere through the tears.
Dad won't tolerate our deep depths of depression, he'll play a joke or sport a license plate.
Literally, he has made fun beyond the grave for us.
who else would cause "smelly" to be on a Volkswagen in front of us, telling fart jokes in our uncle's Suburban in traffic. Who else would cause the random to play "rock steady" A Real Love Survives as I am crashing into tears.
And then play Driven to Tears.
Which my random player just did.
Sometimes you have to listen to fate, and its messages.