I lost my Grandmother a few days ago. She was a beautiful soul, pure fucking gold. Death is never easy and is without a doubt always sad. My Grandmother was sick, and had been for a very long time. She was 93 years old when she died, just 2 months shy of her 94th birthday. Let me just say that I never want to live that long. Being old and sick obviously changes a person, be it personality or memory, you are not the same. I choose to hold the good memories I have of her, of holidays, of weddings, of good times when she was happy and healthy. The sad ones I will do my best to let go of.
I think it goes without saying that at 93 years old my Grandmother knew little to nothing about technology. Coming from a poor family, she barely knew how to read. So you will not find me tweeting my dead Grandmother, or updating my Facebook status to let her know how much I miss her. I'm pretty positive that wherever she's at she knows how much her memory is cherished. I guarantee you she is not on the other side, reading any ones facebook updates.
I understand that everyone has their own way of mourning. But I can assure you that dead people, no matter how tech savvy they were when they passed are not surfing the web. I know a lot of people who do this. I see it all day long in my timeline and news feed. And I think its stupid. Like I said, this is my opinion and if you do it for a reason other than to get sympathy from your internet friends, then carry on. It's not for me tho. I'll whisper a little prayer for her, and hope she can hear me. I will always miss her, and this she already knows.
We will bury her this week. We will play this song at her funeral, and we will celebrate her life. Word.