Was in Mumbai yesterday on work. Got to go home there briefly and got back to Chennai faster than on a regular work day!
Our neighbour and a close friend of the family had passed away a few days ago. He was very fit and only in his mid 60s. Full of life and beans- he lived well. They have no children but never seemed to want for it.
When you try to console someone words fail and sound so shallow. . . how can you ask them to be strong.... how can we tell them time will heal.... that at least he had a quick painless exit... And that we understand the magnitude of their loss......it is just not possible to imagine ...
Now aunty is alone. She has an elderly mother to keep her company, a dear old lady , who cannot stop wondering why God did not take her away instead. Indeed, why not?
But I am glad aunty is still working and can therefore try and distract herself at least for a while each day.