For the last few years I've tried to restrict the content of my blog to the subjects of happy stories from my life, issues I feel passionately about, and creative projects I've thrown myself into. Sometimes the blog is funny; sometimes it's angry.
But other stuff happens (obviously), and I don't always know how to talk about it.
A few days ago my cousin died. He was young, just a kid. I won't go into details here, because I feel like I'd be exploiting the grief of his parents and brother. I'll just say his passing was a known possibility, but still greatly unexpected. I wasn't close with my cousin - there's a big age gap, and I was under the belief that I'd get to know him better as he got older.
You take that sort of thing for granted.
I've sat here for five minutes trying to figure out what to write next. I feel compelled to say something, but I also feel like I'm only a witness to this tragedy. People I love are grieving deeply, their world shaken, and I don't know what to do about it.
I just never know what to say.
I am going to do my best to attend his memorial service, but it hasn't been announced yet. I don't expect it to be this weekend, so my appearance at Anomaly Con shouldn't be effected. Whether or not this will alter my being at No Brand Con, I'm not sure.
Edit: The memorial has been announced, and no alterations in my schedule will be needed.
first off im sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with your family. death can be hard even if it is with someone you are not close with,but we all go through it. here in az we recently loss someone in our con family that i sort of knew,but was not close with. still shook us all tho. hang in there