Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take
Focus today’s post on the contrast between two things. The twist? Write the post in the form of a dialogue.
“No,” she said.
“But why, Ma? Isn’t life worth it?”
“Not anymore. I know it’s difficult to fathom, but there comes a tipping point.”
“Mom, I … please …really?”
“Taking off those rosy glasses you love so will help. You can grasp the concept of death intellectually, and emotionally, but I wonder how well any of us get it until the turn is ours.”
I sat still as the conversation’s gravitas weighed me down. I did get it intellectually and emotionally. In those realms the time had come. But a part of me was screaming for her to stay. Perhaps it was the young me, that could never imagine life without her. Years later the screams have quieted but there remains that piece of me that will always want her back. On earth. Beside me.