Saying goodbye to another cousin who passed away last night. Every few months, it's someone else in my estranged family. Mostly suicides, but Mary had cancer for years as have I. I suppose taking care of our health the best we are able is important since we all should want ourselves and one another to live a long time, as my father had put it. He finally got in touch with me, although his email was one sentence fragment long. Long live those who have passed away and their loved ones and families. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us... Unseen, unheard, but always near in some way, and still loved, still missed, and every year. I am sure many can relate in some way or another.
I took this photograph of Flowers In Memory of Mary.