Sad Day In Our Family

I haven’t been in any mood to write recently. My cousin died last week in Uzbekistan. He was going to turn 50 this week. I cannot even comprehend (let alone describe here) the history or the reasons or the excruciating pain my mother’s oldest sister has had to endure. I am sitting here for 20 minutes trying to come up with a sentence or two but I cannot. Words seem cheap and inappropriate to describe the agony that her life has been. Even if I could write something, it would be similar to recounting the book of Job.

Perhaps some day I will have the courage and the language skills to write their stories and my impressions.


  1. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are cared about.

  2. “白发人送黑发人”
    “Those of white hair sending off their black-haired offspring”
    A nightmare no parent should have to undergo.

    Hang in there ld. Words are futile, but your words and presence, be it in a phonecall a letter a prayer, may ease the pain of your cousin’s family.

    God’s strength and peace be with your entire family.

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