Today was the funeral of someone I went to college with. She died unexpectedly in a car accident. While I didn’t know her well, we had a class together and were coworkers for a short period of time. She was very pleasant and nice to everyone. It’s always sobering when someone I had interactions with dies and it’s even more pronounced when the person is around my age. Life is so short. People always say that and end it with some admonition to let people know you love them while they’re still alive. I definitely agree. I myself am guilty of throwing a “love you” when what I really wanted to do was to tell the person “I love you, as in I’m in love with you.” However, I’m always so hyper aware of how that’s perceived and I like to avoid the awkward “you’re like my sister” conversation. Regardless, some things just need to be said.

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