I remember going to my Great Uncle’s Funeral and seeing how loved he was. The service lasted a few hours due to a line of people (coming from all over) wanting to vocally express their love for him. It was really a lesson on humanity and what you give is what you get when it comes to relationships. I wrote a Eulogy for him and read it in front of my whole family. There was one point where I almost lost it. I stopped breathing to control my tears and continued to push forward with my writing. My Uncle was such a cool dude and I thought we had more time – you never really do I guess. He was such a kind and giving guy. He had been through a lot in his life and had never lost the light in his blue/gray eyes. I loved that about him.
I am at the point in my life where I am processing all my past and present human interactions and viewing them as illuminating lessons. While doing this I reflect on how my character has progressed and what am I going to do with all this illumination. My Uncle Joseph would like that.