Today is a significant day/date which I have sort of been waiting for for six and a half years.
Up until today I have been able to say, John still outlived me, he still had longer on the planet than me (because he was older).
But today the day has come when I have been alive the same amount of time that he had in total (59 years, 131 days). So today is the equivalent day for me, to the one where his life ended. So after today, if I’m still here (unless he ‘comes to get me’), I will be living with the awareness that I’ve actually lived longer than him. I think that will add to my grief.
I am scared for myself, because he died aged 59 – why should I not also? I don’t deserve to be the one who survived longer.
So how to pass this horrible day without being too profound, and too scared, and too sad?
At least one of the two of us is still here to have these thoughts, and make these comments.
Poor, dear John, I wish you were still here to enjoy life with me. xxx