5/1 -After Life

Joan Didion states ” You sit for dinner and life as you know it ends” Life can change drastically in any scenario. Life changes fast in any second, we should try cherish the good moments. We don’t realize how fast the seconds,minutes, months,years pass by until we reach a certain age. We realize we are adults and have responsibilities to face. We are not scared of death but we fear we haven’t reached our goals. When we know someone, we don’t pay to much mind when they are alive because we are busy with our own lives but when they pass away.  We cry over them and ask where has time go and why it had to happen to them. Didion explain hows the 9/11 event has impacted everyone she knows and life changed in an instant.  She states “Grief is different. Grief has no distance. Grief comes in waves, paroxysms, sudden apprehensions that weaken the knees and blind the eyes and obliterate the dailiness of life. Virtually everyone who has ever experienced grief mentions this phenomenon of “waves.” Indeed, we all have experienced grief at some point in our lives. Grief comes when someone you known has passed away but you have to accept that they are gone and move on.  Didion teaches herself and the audience more about death and how it can happen to anyone at any time.


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