He never mustered up the courage to go visit her… Not once in all these years.. He was afraid that he would break down, he would be shattered, that he wouldn’t be able to leave..
No amount of persuasion could make him do it…
“You don’t know what it’s like” he used to say, “what it’s like to lose someone who was your world.. It’s like having your soul ripped out from you… You continue breathing, but you don’t actually live.”

“I do understand what it’s like.. Now you can stay here eternally papa, you don’t have to leave ever..” said his son as he lowered his dad into the grave, right next to his mom’s…

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