I’m sorry to sound so gloomy on a Monday but…

@sol_cee (18401)
Japan
April 8, 2018 11:55pm CST
Tomorrow marks the sixth year of my father’s death anniversary. Time flies. But he still lingers on my mind. Then I came to watch the Disney movie Coco which made me ponder on the term ‘final death’. As what I’ve understood, there are two levels of death: when one dies physically and when one dies in the memories of his/her loved ones. In the movie, there’s this ghost/soul which vanished into thin air, never to be seen again, because nobody remembered him among the living. The last memory of him was lost in time and he died a final death. How sad. It breaks my heart to think about those graves in the cemetery without flowers or candles or any signs that someone visited them. I will never let my father be forgotten. I will make sure to tell his stories, good or bad, to my kids and to my kids’ kids and hope to meet him again somewhere down the road..
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@YrNemo (14740)
9 Apr
Cool idea there. Why don't you write a book, a journal etc about him for your kids? (By the way, where have you been? I will be off this time next week I guess... )
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@sol_cee (18401)
• Japan
11 Apr
Where will you go? Can I tag along?
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@YrNemo (14740)
11 Apr
@sol_cee work! (as in "I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay Ain't it sad!' )
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 May
Losing a sad one is always sad. And yes, we leave our legacy in our memories and in our children. I say teaching your children and sharing with then is good parenting.
@JustBhem (45904)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Apr
I even cried while watching that movie because somehow I know one day I will experience this. That is why as long as I'm alive, I will make good memories with those people who really care for me and love me. I thought I will not gonna like the movie, and it's of my favorite movie now.
@epiffanie (10447)
• Australia
10 Apr
Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your Dad .. you are lucky ..
@DianneN (90773)
• United States
9 Apr
I try to keep the memories alive of my parents and grandparents and other close family members, but time has a way of fading those memories, especially for those who never met those people.
@Jessabuma (33129)
• Baguio, Philippines
9 Apr
Ohh that's so sad to hear.. I am so sorry for your loss, that's right losing someone we love isn't easy especially when they left us forever, but we need to be strong.. just always think that your Dad, is living in God's place now...
@Thewings (635)
9 Apr
Dear please cover over of this grif.
@JudyEv (140542)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr
It only takes a generation or two for most people to be forgotten. I'm sorry you lost your father. It's good that you intend to keep his memory alive to the generations to come.
@allen0187 (34336)
• Philippines
9 Apr
Regret is a stronger emotion than appreciation. Hence, we neglect our loved ones when they are still around.
@Starmaiden (7731)
• Canada
9 Apr
So many gravesites are devoid of flowers and tokens of remembrance because they are very old. Could be that no one today who may be remotely related to that person has even met them let alone remembers them. It is always good to keep an oral tradition of your family members alive so that generations will know their roots.