i’ll admit i was scared. Flowers in my hand, i walked into the building where everyone was gathered. I saw my high school principal, some teachers, and many familiar faces. “what if i cried too much?” “what if i cried too little?” these werent such big questions anymore. The bigger question was why? i know; i won’t ever know the answer. All I knew was everyone who stood there together were people who were touched by Eric’s existence. His positivity and his selflessness. His smile. His laughter. His beautiful life.
The ceremony was full of prayers and placing of flowers. I was afraid to go up at first. My friend held my hand tightly and led me up. I was grateful that I did get to see my dear friend until we meet again.
With his passing, i realized that life can be unfair. life can be much too short. Why not try to make the most of your life when someone’s son, uncle, brother, and friend would have done just that? Make someone else happy and tell people you care about them while you can. I know he would have wanted nothing more for everyone around him to be smiling, so we remembered happy moments about him today too.
nothing is certain in life. its easy to take people you care about for granted. i know that from now on, I won’t.
“Too many people get caught up in what could be instead of appreciating what is. Don’t fall into that trap. Appreciate what you have & who you have, cause the future can take it all away from you.”—(via thelovewhisperer)
“When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person.”—