...But I'll try anyway.
I came back to work today from a long weekend to find that two people that I know from work had died. The lady had been struggling with a real bad case of cancer for some time and finally succumbed to it. That was sad news but not shocking.
The other death was shocking. A guy that I was a friendly associate of, talking car restoration and stuff like that, committed suicide just last night. All we know is that he had spent some time in the hospital, was released, then he blew his brains out. He didn't have any real friends it seems, only his parents, but I wonder if he was even that close to them. He did talk about his dogs like they were his entire world, though. I hope they are in good hands now. I hope he is in good hands now, for that matter.
Most people described him as a loner. It was really hard to get to know him past being an acquaintance. His abilities to start or maintain friendships seemed to be a real challenge for him. I don't feel guilty for not getting to know him better. I don't feel it necessary to take on friends that I don't really want to be around and there was something about this man that I just did not feel right about--to get closer to him. Still, I will miss him and wonder why he found life not worth living. He will not have a funeral. His body is being donated to medical science. That is just sad.
Update on my mother:
She is still in the hospital recovering. The mastectomy was successful. Two types of cancer were found in the breast. The doctors feel that they got it all. Let's pray that they did.
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