My Turn, Coronavirus, Suicide, Death

My Turn, Coronavirus

'COVID-19 cost my friend her life. She isn't included in the death tolls'

Whenever I share that I recently lost someone close to me, I wonder if others imagine it was due to COVID. In a way, it was.

9/24/2021 11:08:00 AM

Whenever I share that I recently lost someone close to me, I wonder if others imagine it was due to COVID. In a way, it was.

Whenever I share that I recently lost someone close to me, I wonder if others imagine it was due to COVID. In a way, it was.

Mourning is different in a pandemic. Family can't fly in. Funerals have to be small. Warm gatherings of friends who bring hot dishes of food are replaced by long walks in the cool spring air and a friend or two sitting on the patio, bundled in a jacket, six feet away. Hugs for the mourners are sparse. We craved space and time to discuss our friend's life and the circumstances surrounding her death as more details emerged.

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While we tried to plan a time to celebrate her life, we had no information to predict when or if a larger gathering would be safe again. We eulogized her in the ways we could: in-depth conversations at the kitchen table, discussions on daily walks with my mother, and tears shed as she sat at the edge of my sister's bed each evening.

Our mourning period was also speckled by evenings spent refreshing over and over at multiple computers trying to get vaccine appointments and hours spent in the car to reach the closest vaccine center. It felt wrong to focus on anything other than our loved one who was gone, but the pandemic permitted no time for recuperation. headtopics.com

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