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August 13th, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

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August 23rd, 2011, 12:27 PM
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I love this. And it's very true, sometimes.

People keep asking me if I'm upset that I wasn't with dad in his last minutes. They think I should be, but I am absolutely terrified of death. I want to remember him as the PITA that he was, that I loved, not as a corpse.

I went to a family member's funeral this spring. It was very unexpected, and I went as support for mom right before I came to the US. the visitation was almost a full week long and it was open casket. I now have almost no memories of her alive and more of her laying dead in her casket. I'm glad I don't have that as dad. If anything I think of him as ashes (he was cremated) and that's cool, since he was a smoker and I used to complain about his ashes. lol.
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